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.

 Long-while I sought to what I might compare
     those powrefull eies, which lighten my dark spright,
     yet find I nought on earth to which I dare
     resemble th'ymage of their goodly light.
 Not to the Sun: for they doo shine by night;
     nor to the Moone: for they are changed neuer;
     nor to the Starres: for they haue purer sight;
     nor to the fire: for they consume not euer;
 Nor to the lightning: for they still perseuer;
     nor to the Diamond: for they are more tender;
     nor vnto Christall: for nought may them seuer;
     nor vnto glasse: such basenesse mought offend her;
 Then to the Maker selfe they likest be,
     whose light doth lighten all that here we see.

Edmund Spenser
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