#

Kalliope

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.
26-02-2012
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.
Sonnet

 Since I did leaue the presence of my loue,
     Many long weary dayes I haue outworne:
     and many nights, that slowly seemd to moue
     theyr sad protract from euening vntill morne.
 For when as day the heauen doth adorne,
     I wish that night the noyous day would end:
     and when as night hath vs of light forlorne,
     I wish that day would shortly reascend.
 Thus I the time with expectation spend,
     and faine my griefe with chaunges to beguile,
     that further seemes his terme still to extend,
     and maketh euery minute seeme a myle.
 So sorrow still doth seeme too long to last,
     but ioyous houres doo fly away too fast.
 

Edmund Spenser
Show more...