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Kalliope

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.
26-02-2012
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.
Sonnet

 When Sorrow (vsing mine owne fiers might)
 Melts downe his lead into my boyling brest
 Through that darke furnace to my hart opprest,
 There shines a ioy from thee my only light:
 But soone as thought of thee breeds my delight,
 And my yong soule flutters to thee his nest,
 Most rude Despaire, my daily vnbidden guest,
 Clips streight my wings, streight wraps me in his night,
 And makes me then bow downe my heade, and say,
 Ah, what doth Phoebus gold that wretch auaile
 Whom Iron doores doe keepe from vse of day?
 So strangely (alas) thy works on me preuaile,
 That in my woes for thee thou art my ioy,
 And in my ioyes for thee my onely annoy.
 

Philip Sidney
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