Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrola ...

Geoffrey Chaucer Poems

Rondel Of Merciless Beauty

Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen.


A Ballad Of Gentleness

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;


Fle fro the pres, and dwelle with sothefastnesse,
Suffise thin owen thing, thei it be smal;
For hord hath hate, and clymbyng tykelnesse,
Prees hath envye, and wele blent overal.

A Balade Of Complaint

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save


This wrecched worldes transmutacioun,
As wele or wo, now povre and now honour,
Withouten ordre or wys discrecioun
Governed is by Fortunes errour.

Geoffrey Chaucer Comments

Jackie Gerhardy 17 May 2008

Chaucer really was a bellwheter for his time! His work devles deep into characters and sculpts them beautifully for his readers.

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Julia Griffin 17 May 2014

Some of his work I really love, this one just isn't a favourite, , though his poetry has made me begin to research more about him, brilliant man, very descriptive always

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Alem Hailu G/kristos 09 June 2016

Yes we have to learn to tame our tongues

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frank 15 March 2018

i'm related to geoffrey chauser

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Priyanka rathore 20 February 2018

Poem kaa Hindi translation ho to batto

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Englishman Ford 22 July 2021

While reading the poetry of Chaucer, one should also read about his expeditions and diplomatic missions that also influenced on his literature and language.

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try to write everything in pass tense, only problem with that is that that particular poem is not so easy to do that welcome to anyone else pitching in :)

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no its my name 07 April 2019

I need to do a free verse prologue of Rondel Of Merciless Beauty for school, but I cant get it started...any ideas?

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Hey prakash prasad 03 November 2018

Inspiring poet and philosopher

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Sir Albert 18 September 2018


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