Anonymous Americas

Here you will find the Poem Alysoun of poet Anonymous Americas


An hendy hap ichabbe yhent;
 Ichot, from hevene it is me sent;
 From alle wymmen mi loue is lent,
 And lyght on Alysoun.

 Bytuen{.e} Mersh and Averil,
 When spray biginneth to spring{.e},
 The lutel foul hath hir{.e} wyl
 On hyr{.e} lud to syng{.e}.
 Ich libbe in love longing{.e}
 For semlokest of all{.e} thing{.e}.
 He may me bliss{.e} bring{.e};
 Icham in hire baundoun.

 On heu hire her is fayr ynoh,
 Hire brow{.e} broune, hire ey{.e} blak{.e};
 With lossum chere he on me loh;
 With middel smal, and wel ymak{.e}.
 Bote he me woll{.e} to hire tak{.e},
 Fort{.e} buen hire owen mak{.e},
 Longe to lyven ichulle forsak{.e},
 And fey{.e} fallen adoun.

 Niht{.e}s when y wende and wak{.e},
 Forthi myn wong{.e}s waxeth won;
 Levedi, al for thin{.e} sak{.e}
 Longinge is ylent me on.
 In world nis non so wyter mon,
 That al hire bounté tell{.e} con.
 Hire swyre is whittore then the swon,
 And feyrest may in toune.

 Icham for wowyng al forwake,
 Wery so water in wor{.e}.
 Lest eny rev{.e} me my mak{.e},
 Ychabbe y-yern{.e}d yor{.e}.
 Betere is tholien whyl{.e} sor{.e}
 Then mournen evermor{.e}.
 Geynest under gor{.e},
 Herkn{.e} to my roun.