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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

     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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