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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

 Som fowles there be that have so perfaict sight
     Agayn the Sonne their Iyes for to defend,
     And som bicause the light doeth theim offend
     Do never pere but in the darke or nyght.
 Other reioyse that se the fyer bright
     And wene to play in it as they do pretend,
     And fynd the contrary of it that they intend.
     Alas, of that sort I may be by right,
 For to withstond her loke I ame not able,
     And yet can I not hide me in no darke place,
     Remembraunce so foloweth me of that face,
 So that with tery yen, swolne and vnstable,
     My destyne to behold her doeth me lede,
     Yet do I knowe I runne into the glede.
 

Sir Thomas Wyatt
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