Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Dear! of all happy in the hour, most blest
       He who has found our hid security,
 Assured in the dark tides of the world that rest,
       And heard our word, 'Who is so safe as we?'
 We have found safety with all things undying,
       The winds, and morning, tears of men and mirth,
 The deep night, and birds singing, and clouds flying,
       And sleep, and freedom, and the autumnal earth.
 We have built a house that is not for Time's throwing.
       We have gained a peace unshaken by pain for ever.
 War knows no power. Safe shall be my going,
       Secretly armed against all death's endeavour;
 Safe though all safety's lost; safe where men fall;
 And if these poor limbs die, safest of all.

Rupert Brooke
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