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.
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 Reason, in faith thou art well seru'd that still
 Wouldst brabbling be with Sense and Loue in me;
 I rather wisht thee clime the Muses hill;
 Or reach the fruite of Natures choycest tree;
 Or seek heau'ns course or heau'ns inside to see:
 Why shouldst thou toil our thorny soile to till?
 Leaue Sense, and those which Senses obiects be;
 Deale thou with powers of thoughts, leaue Loue to Will.
 But thou wouldst needs fight with both Loue and Sence,
 With sword of wit giuing wounds of dispraise,
 Till downe-right blowes did foyle thy cunning fence;
 For, soone as they strake thee with Stellas rayes,
 Reason, thou kneeld'st, and offred'st straight to proue,
 By reason good, good reason her to loue.

Philip Sidney
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