Robert Stephen Hawker


King Arthur's Waes-Hael

WAES-HAEL for knight and dame!
   O merry be their dole!
Drink-hael! in Jesu's name
   We fill the tawny bowl;
But cover down the curving crest,
Mould of the Orient Lady's breast.

Waes-hael! yet lift no lid:
   Drain ye the reeds for wine.

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