Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 October 1400 / London, England)

Balade

Poem by Geoffrey Chaucer

HYD, Absolon, thy gilte tresses clere;
Ester, ley thou thy meknesse al a-doun;
Hyd, Jonathas, al thy frendly manere;
Penalopee, and Marcia Catoun,
Mak of your wyfhod no comparisoun;
Hyde ye your beautes, Isoude and Eleyne;
My lady cometh, that al this may disteyne.

Thy faire body, lat hit nat appere,
Lavyne; and thou, Lucresse of Rome toun,
And Polixene, that boghten love so dere,
And Cleopatre, with al thy passioun,
Hyde ye your trouthe of love and your renoun;
And thou, Tisbe, that hast of love swich peyne;
My lady cometh, that al this may disteyne.

Herro, Dido, Laudomia, alle y-fere,
And Phyllis, hanging for thy Demophoun,
And Canace, espyed by thy chere,
Ysiphile, betraysed with Jasoun,
Maketh of your trouthe neyther boost ne soun;
Nor Ypermistre or Adriane, ye tweyne;
My lady cometh, that al this may distevne.


Comments about Balade by Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/1/2017 3:13:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem ever written, thanks for getting us to read.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/1/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    My lady cometh! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/1/2017 7:01:00 AM)

    Herro, Dido, Laudomia, alle y-fere,
    And Phyllis, hanging for thy Demophoun,
    And Canace, espyed by thy chere,
    Ysiphile, betraysed with Jasoun,
    Maketh of your trouthe neyther boost ne soun;
    Nor Ypermistre or Adriane, ye tweyne;
    My lady cometh, that al this may distevne.Love these lines. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratularion ti his soul for being selected as this poem as the poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (10/1/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    love and love, good write(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/1/2017 3:41:00 AM)

    Such an interesting poem........(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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