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.

     Raigne in my thoughts faire hand, sweete eye, rare voyce,
 Possesse me whole, my harts triumuirat:
 Yet heauie hart to make so hard a choise,
 Of such as spoile thy poore afflicted state,
     For whilst they striue which shall be Lord of all,
 All my poore life by them is troden downe:
 They all erect their Trophies on my fall,
 And yeelde me nought that giues them their renowne.
     When backe I looke, I sigh my freedome past,
 And waile the state wherein I present stande:
 And see my fortune euer like to last,
 Finding me rain'd with such a heauie hande;
         What can I doo but yeeld, and yeeld I doo,
         And serue all three, and yet they spoile me too.

Samuel Daniel
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