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Best Medieval Love Poems

Below are the all-time best Medieval Love poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of medieval love poems written by PoetrySoup members


Chaucer translation: Merciless Beauty
Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot sustain,
they wound me so, through my heart...

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Categories: medieval love, beauty, heart, relationship, romance, romantic, romantic
Form: Roundel



Chaucer translation: Rejection
Rejection
a roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your beauty from your heart has so erased
Pity, that it's useless to complain;
For Pride now holds...

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Categories: medieval love, beauty, french, heart, innocence, nature, pride,
Form: Roundel
Chaucer translation: Escape
Escape
roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer
translation by Michael R. Burch

Since I’m escaped from Love and yet still fat,
I never plan to be in his prison lean;
Since I...

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Categories: medieval love, books, freedom, french, irony, romance, romantic
Form: Roundel