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.

 Come, Sleepe! O Sleepe, the certaine knot of peace,
 The baiting-place of wit, the balme of woe,
 The poor mans wealth, the prisoners release,
 Th' indifferent iudge betweene the high and low!
 With shield of proofe shield me from out the prease
 Of those fierce darts Despaire at me doth throw.
 O make in me those ciuil wars to cease;
 I will good tribute pay, if thou do so.
 Take thou of me smooth pillowes, sweetest bed,
 A chamber deafe of noise and blind of light,
 A rosie garland and a weary hed:
 And if these things, as being thine in right,
 Moue not thy heauy grace, thou shalt in me,
 Liuelier then else-where, Stellaes image see.

Philip Sidney
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