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.
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 If my dear love were but the child of state,
 It might, for Fortune's bastard, be unfathered,
 As subject to Time's love or to Time's hate,
 Weeds among weeds, or flowers with flowers gathered.
 No, it was builded far from accident;
 It suffers not in smiling pomp, nor falls
 Under the blow of thralled discontent,
 Whereto th'inviting time our fashion calls:
 It fears not policy, that heretic,
 Which works on leases of short-numb'red hours,
 But all alone stands hugely politic,
 That it nor grows with heat, nor drowns with showers.
     To this I witness call the fools of Time,
     Which die for goodness, who have lived for crime.

William Shakespeare
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