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.

 As Loue and I, late harbour'd in one Inne,
 With Prouerbs thus each other intertaine:
 In Loue there is no lack, thus I begin,
 Faire words make Fooles, replyeth he againe;
 Who spares to speake, doth spare to speed (quoth I)
 As well (sayth he) too forward, as too slow;
 Fortune assists the boldest, I reply,
 A hastie Man (quoth he) ne'r wanted Woe;
 Labour is light, where Loue (quoth I) doth pay,
 (Saith he) Light Burthen's heauy, if farre borne;
 (Quoth I) The Maine lost, cast the By away;
 You haue spunne a faire Thred, he replyes in scorne.

     And hauing thus awhile each other thwarted,
     Fooles as we met, so Fooles againe we parted.

Michael Drayton
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