The Three Ravens Poem by Anonymous

The Three Ravens

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There were three ravens sat on a tree,
They were as black as they might be.

The one of them said to his mate,
'Where shall we our breakefast take?'

'Downe in yonder greene field,
There lies a knight slain under his shield.

'His hounds they lie downe at his feete,
So well they can their master keepe.

'His haukes they flie so eagerly,
There's no fowle dare come him nie.'

Downe there comes a fallow doe,
As great with yong as she might goe.

She lift up his bloudy hed,
And kist his wounds that were so red.

She got him up upon her backe,
And carried him to earthen lake.

She buried him before the prime,
She was dead herselfe ere even-song time.

God send every gentleman,
Such haukes, such hounds, and such a leman.

Britte Ninad 14 August 2018

its brilliantly penned- so deep allegorical meaning it carries

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Chukwuebuka Adebayo 30 July 2016

Please, What really matter about this poem?

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* Sunprincess * 25 October 2015

......wonderful poem......the spelling is different and nice ★

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Sidi Mahtrow 19 November 2005

Enter the title 'The Three Ravens' on Google and view the ontario site to see the 'olde' meaning of some of the words. This is from the period -1600 s

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