Geoffrey Chaucer


Geoffrey Chaucer (English poet, c. 1342-1400)

“The busy lark, the messenger of day,
Sings salutation to the morning grey,
And fiery Phoebus rising up so bright
Sets all the Orient laughting with the light,
And with his streams he dries the dewy sheaves
And silver droplets hanging on the leaves.”

  • From The Canterbury Tales (The Knight’s Tale) by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated to modern English by Nevill Coghill (Penguin Classics, 2003).

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