Chaucer's Words To His Scrivener Poem by Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer's Words To His Scrivener

Rating: 2.7


Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
So oft a day I must thy work renew,
It to correct, and eke to rub and scrape;
And all is through thy negligence and rape.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kim Barney 26 January 2015

Totally agree with what John Richter said below. Those others must have been reading a different poem.

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John Richter 26 January 2015

Optimistic Poem? ? ? ? uuummm.... Wha? Meaningful poem? This poem is one of the harshest criticisms I've ever seen in my life. I'm guessing Chaucer didn't particularly care for Adam Scrivener. Or, at least he didn't care for Adam's writing. In any regard - if anyone should ever liken my own poetry to 'rape' then I certainly would not deem his opinion 'meaningful' or 'optimistic.'

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 26 January 2015

Meaningful poem and likes.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 26 January 2015

Meaningful poem and likes.

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 26 January 2015

Very optimistic poem thanks a lot

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