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.

     When Winter snowes vpon thy golden heares,
 And frost of age hath nipt thy flowers neere:
 When darke shall seeme thy day that neuer cleares,
 And all lyes withred that was held so deere.
     Then take this picture which I heere present thee,
 Limned with a Pensill not all vnworthy:
 Heere see the giftes that God and nature lent thee;
 Heere read thy selfe, and what I suffred for thee.
     This may remaine thy lasting monument,
 Which happily posteritie may cherish:
 These collours with thy fading are not spent;
 These may remaine, when thou and I shall perish.
         If they remaine, then thou shalt liue thereby;
         They will remaine, and so thou canst not dye.

Samuel Daniel
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