The Parlement of Fowls

Now welcome, somer, with thy sonne soft{.e},
  That hast this wintr{.e}s wedr{.e}s overshak{.e},
  And driven away the long{.e} nyght{.e}s blak{.e}!

  Saynt Valentyn, that art ful hy on-lofte,
  Thus syngen smal{.e} foul{.e}s for thy sak{.e}:
  Now welcome, somer, with thy sonn{.e} soft{.e},
  That hast this wintr{.e}s wedr{.e}s overshak{.e}.

  Wel han they caus{.e} for to gladen oft{.e},
  Sith ech of hem recover{.e}d hath hys mak{.e};
  Ful blissful mowe they syng{.e} when they wak{.e}:
  Now welcome, somer, with thy sonn{.e} soft{.e}
  That hast this wintr{.e}s wedr{.e}s overshak{.e}
  And driven away the long{.e} nyght{.e}s blak{.e}!

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. more…

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