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.

 There's nothing grieues me, but that Age should haste,
 That in my dayes I may not see thee old,
 That where those two cleare sparkling Eyes are plac'd,
 Onely two Loope-holes, then I might behold.
 That louely, arched, yuorie, polish'd Brow,
 Defac'd with Wrinkles, that I might but see;
 Thy daintie Hayre, so curl'd, and crisped now,
 Like grizzled Mosse vpon some aged Tree;
 Thy Cheeke, now flush with Roses, sunke, and leane,
 Thy Lips, with age, as any Wafer thinne,
 Thy Pearly Teeth out of thy Head so cleane,
 That when thou feed'st, thy Nose shall touch thy Chinne:
     These Lines that now scorn'st, which should delight thee,
     Then would I make thee read, but to despight thee.

Michael Drayton
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