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.
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 Most glorious Lord of lyfe that on this day,
     Didst make thy triumph ouer death and sin:
     and hauing harrowd hell didst bring away
     captiuity thence captiue vs to win:
 This ioyous day, deare Lord, with ioy begin,
     and grant that we for whom thou diddest dye
     being with thy deare blood clene washt from sin,
     may liue for euer in felicity.
 And that thy loue we weighing worthily,
     may likewise loue thee for the same againe:
     and for thy sake that all lyke deare didst buy,
     with loue may one another entertayne.
 So let vs loue, deare loue, lyke as we ought,
     loue is the lesson which the Lord vs taught.

Edmund Spenser
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