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.

     If that a loyall hart and faith vnfained,
 If a sweete languish with a chast desire:
 If hunger-staruen thoughts so long retayned,
 Fed but with smoake, and cherisht but with fire.
     And if a brow with cares caracters painted,
 Bewraies my loue, with broken words halfe spoken,
 To her that sits in my thoughts Temple sainted,
 And layes to view my Vultur-gnawne hart open.
     If I haue doone due homage to her eyes,
 And had my sighes styll tending on her name:
 If on her loue my life and honour lyes;
 And she th'vnkindest maide still scornes the same.
         Let this suffice, the world yet may see;
         The fault is hers, though mine the hurt must bee.

Samuel Daniel
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