Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Roundel - Poem by Geoffrey Chaucer

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.


Comments about Roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Joshua Adeyemi (5/28/2017 2:15:00 PM)


    Literature in it's beauty....
    That wroth all duties....
    Thanks for sharing!
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  • Muzahidul Reza (5/28/2017 1:58:00 PM)


    That hast this winter`s weathers overshake, excellently composed (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/28/2017 4:38:00 AM)


    Gladden oft! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • B.m. Biswas (5/28/2017 3:07:00 AM)


    Thanks poemhunter.com for bringing here a poem like this of this classic poet Chaucer. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (5/28/2017 2:36:00 AM)


    The spirit of summers having overtaken the winters nicely portrayed. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2016 10:27:00 AM)


    Saint Valentine, that artful high aloft.
    Great imagery. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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