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.

 The loue which me so cruelly tormenteth,
     So pleasing is in my extreamest paine:
     that all the more my sorrow it augmenteth,
     the more I loue and doe embrace my bane.
 Ne doe I wish (for wishing were but vaine)
     to be acquit fro my continuall smart:
     but ioy her thrall for euer to remayne,
     and yield for pledge my poore captyued hart;
 The which that it from her may neuer start,
     let her, yf please her, bynd with adamant chayne:
     and from all wandring loues which mote peruart,
     his safe assurance strongly it restrayne.
 Onely let her abstaine from cruelty,
     and doe me not before my time to dy.

Edmund Spenser
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