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.

 Me thinkes I see some crooked Mimicke ieere,
 And taxe my Muse with this fantasticke Grace,
 Turning my Papers, askes, What haue we heere?
 Making withall some filthy Antike Face.
 I feare no censure, nor what thou canst say,
 Nor shall my Spirit one iot of vigour lose.
 Think'st thou, my Wit shall keepe the pack-Horse Way,
 That eu'ry Dudgen low Inuention goes?
 Since Sonnets thus in Bundles are imprest,
 And eu'ry Drudge doth dull our satiate Eare;
 Think'st thou my Loue shall in those Ragges be drest,
 That eu'ry Dowdy, eu'ry Trull doth weare?
     Vp, to my Pitch, no common Iudgement flyes,
     I scorne all Earthly Dung-bred Scarabies.

Michael Drayton
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