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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

 Long-while I sought to what I might compare
     those powrefull eies, which lighten my dark spright,
     yet find I nought on earth to which I dare
     resemble th'ymage of their goodly light.
 Not to the Sun: for they doo shine by night;
     nor to the Moone: for they are changed neuer;
     nor to the Starres: for they haue purer sight;
     nor to the fire: for they consume not euer;
 Nor to the lightning: for they still perseuer;
     nor to the Diamond: for they are more tender;
     nor vnto Christall: for nought may them seuer;
     nor vnto glasse: such basenesse mought offend her;
 Then to the Maker selfe they likest be,
     whose light doth lighten all that here we see.
 

Edmund Spenser
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