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.

 In truth, O Loue, with what a boyish kind
 Thou doest proceed in thy most serious ways,
 That when the heau'n to thee his best displayes,
 Yet of that best thou leau'st the best behinde!
 For, like a childe that some faire booke doth find,
 With gilded leaues or colour'd vellum playes,
 Or, at the most, on some fine picture stayes,
 But neuer heeds the fruit of Writers mind;
 So when thou saw'st, in Natures cabinet,
 Stella, thou straight lookst babies in her eyes:
 In her chekes pit thou didst thy pitfold set,
 And in her breast bo-peepe or crouching lies,
 Playing and shining in each outward part;
 But, fool, seekst not to get into her heart.

Philip Sidney
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