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.

 Those lookes, whose beames be ioy, whose motion is delight;
 That face, whose lecture shews what perfect beauty is;
 That presence, which doth giue darke hearts a liuing light;
 That grace, which Venus weeps that she her selfe doth misse;
 That hand, which without touch holds more then Atlas might;
 Those lips, which make deaths pay a meane price for a kisse;
 That skin, whose passe-praise hue scornes this poor tearm of white;
 Those words, which do sublime the quintessence of bliss;
 That voyce, which makes the soule plant himselfe in the ears,
 That conuersation sweet, where such high comforts be,
 As, consterd in true speech, the name of heaun it beares;
 Makes me in my best thoughts and quietst iudgments see
 That in no more but these I might be fully blest:
 Yet, ah, my mayd'n Muse doth blush to tell the best.

Philip Sidney
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