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.

 I might (vnhappy word!) O me, I might,
 And then I would not, or could not, see my blisse,
 Till now wrapt in a most infernall night,
 I find how heau'nly day, wretch! I did misse.
 Hart, rend thyself, thou dost thyself but right;
 No louely Paris made thy Hellen his;
 No force, no fraud robd thee of thy delight,
 Nor Fortune of thy fortune author is,
 But to my selfe my selfe did giue the blow,
 While too much wit, forsooth, so troubled me
 That I respects for both our sakes must show:
 And yet could not, by rysing morne fore-see
 How fair a day was near: O punisht eyes,
 That I had bene more foolish, or more wise!

Philip Sidney
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