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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 The merry Cuckow, messenger of Spring,
     His trompet shrill hath thrise already sounded:
     that warnes al louers wayt vpon their king,
     who now is comming forth with girland crouned.
 With noyse whereof the quyre of Byrds resounded
     their anthemes sweet deuized of loues prayse,
     that all the woods theyr ecchoes back rebounded,
     as if they knew the meaning of their layes.
 But mongst them all, which did Loues honor rayse,
     no word was heard of her that most it ought,
     but she his precept proudly disobayes,
     and doth his ydle message set at nought.
 Therefore O loue, vnlesse she turne to thee
     ere Cuckow end, let her a rebell be.

Edmund Spenser
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