by Geoffrey Chaucer (c1343 - 1400)

Roundel
Language: English 
Now welcome Summer with thy sunne soft,
That hast this winter's weathers overshake,
And driven away the longe nighties black.

Saint Valentine, that art full high aloft,
Thus singen smalle fowles for thy sake:
Now welcome Summer with tye sunne soft,
That hast this winter's weathers overshake.

Well have they cause for to gladden oft,
Wince each of them recovered hath his make.
Full blissful may they singe when they wake:
Now welcome Summer with they sunne soft,
That has this winters weathers overshake,
And driven away the longe nighties black.

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Set in a modified version by Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-01
Line count: 13
Word count: 91