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.

 Mark when she smiles with amiable cheare,
     And tell me whereto can ye lyken it:
     when on each eyelid sweetly doe appeare
     an hundred Graces as in shade to sit.
 Lykest it seemeth in my simple wit
     vnto the fayre sunshine in somers day:
     that when a dreadfull storme away is flit,
     thrugh the broad world doth spred his goodly ray:
 At sight whereof each bird that sits on spray,
     and euery beast that to his den was fled,
     comes forth afresh out of their late dismay,
     and to the light lift vp theyr drouping hed.
 So my storme beaten hart likewise is cheared,
     with that sunshine when cloudy looks are cleared.

Edmund Spenser
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