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Famous Sote Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Sote poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous sote poems. These examples illustrate what a famous sote poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...ene,
Whan she his trouthe and clene entente wiste.
And as aboute a tree, with many a twiste, 
Bitrent and wryth the sote wode-binde,
Gan eche of hem in armes other winde.

And as the newe abaysshed nightingale,
That stinteth first whan she biginneth to singe,
Whan that she hereth any herde tale, 
Or in the hegges any wight steringe,
And after siker dooth hir voys out-ringe;
Right so Criseyde, whan hir drede stente,
Opned hir herte and tolde him hir entente.

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by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...talke,
'Lo, yonder is myn owene lady free,
Or elles yonder, ther tho tentes be! 
And thennes comth this eyr, that is so sote,
That in my soule I fele it doth me bote.

'And hardely this wind, that more and more
Thus stoundemele encreseth in my face,
Is of my ladyes depe sykes sore. 
I preve it thus, for in non othere place
Of al this toun, save onliche in this space,
Fele I no wind that souneth so lyk peyne;
It seyth, "Allas! Why twinned be we tweyne?"'

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