THE PARLEMENT OF FOWLS - Gilbert White Poems

 
 

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THE PARLEMENT OF FOWLS

Now welcome, somer, with thy sonne softe,
That hast this wintres wedres overshake,
And driven away the longe nyghtes blake!

  Saynt Valentyn, that art ful hy on-lofte,
Thus syngen smale foules for thy sake:
      Now welcome, somer, with thy sonne softe,
      That hast this wintres wedres overshake.

  Wel han they cause for to gladen ofte,
Sith ech of hem recovered hath hys make;
Ful blissful mowe they synge when they wake:
      Now welcome, somer, with thy sonne softe
      That hast this wintres wedres overshake
      And driven away the longe nyghtes blake!