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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

 How many bards gild the lapses of time!
     A few of them have ever been the food
     Of my delighted fancy, - I could brood
 Over their beauties, earthly, or sublime:
 And often, when I sit me down to rhyme,
     These will in throngs before my mind intrude:
     But no confusion, no disturbance rude
 Do they occasion; 'tis a pleasing chime.
 So the unnumber'd sounds that evening store;
     The songs of birds - the whisp'ring of the leaves -
     The voice of waters - the great bell that heaves
 With solemn sound, - and thousand others more,
     That distance of recognizance bereaves,
 Make pleasing music, and not wild uproar.
 

John Keats
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