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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

 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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