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.
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 Fayre eyes, the myrrour of my mazed hart,
     what wondrous vertue is contaynd in you
     the which both lyfe and death forth from you dart
     into the obiect of your mighty view?
 For when ye mildly looke with louely hew,
     then is my soule with life and loue inspired:
     but when ye lowre, or looke on me askew,
     then doe I die, as one with lightning fyred.
 But since that lyfe is more then death desyred,
     looke euer louely, as becomes you best,
     that your bright beams of my weak eies admyred,
     may kindle liuing fire within my brest.
 Such life should be the honor of your light,
     such death the sad ensample of your might.

Edmund Spenser
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