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.

 Was this His coming! I had hoped to see
   A scene of wondrous glory, as was told
   Of some great God who in a rain of gold
 Broke open bars and fell on Danae:
 Or a dread vision as when Semele
   Sickening for love and unappeased desire
   Prayed to see God’s clear body, and the fire
 Caught her white limbs and slew her utterly:
 With such glad dreams I sought this holy place,
   And now with wondering eyes and heart I stand
   Before this supreme mystery of Love:
 A kneeling girl with passionless pale face,
   An angel with a lily in his hand,
   And over both with outstretched wings the Dove.


Oscar Wilde
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