Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 October 1400 / London, England)

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Rondel of Merciless Beauty


Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen.
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  • Rookie - 393 Points Michelle Claus (5/17/2014 9:59:00 PM)

    What girl or guy doesn't want to feel this captivating through the beauty and power of eyes? I adore this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Addy Adenawo (5/17/2014 3:57:00 AM)

    '...their beauty shake me who was once serene' that's the part that gets me plus his resignation to the loss of his self composure for a greater comfort; one of falling in love... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Addy Adenawo (5/17/2014 3:55:00 AM)

    '...their beauty shake me who was once serene' that's the part that gets me plus his resignation to the loss of his self composure for a greater comfort; one of falling in love... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,644 Points Ramesh Rai (5/17/2014 3:49:00 AM)

    Very simple and clear write. A great poet for these days . Style is very common to all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 34 Points Ramdas Bhandarkar (5/17/2012 11:23:00 AM)

    Geoffrey Chaucer is one of my favourite poet. He was the first to bring poetry to common man and based his poems on common people and their feeling. He is unique in english poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (5/17/2012 10:30:00 AM)

    I love reading anything by Chaucer,
    but he was mare than his Canterbury Tales;
    his skills weren't limited to poetic travails.

    He was a businessman, diplomat, and courtier,
    dealing with wartime rival France with all that entails.
    I love reading anything by Chaucer,
    but he was more than his Canterbury Tales.

    I recommend a book by his biographer
    Marchette Gaylor Chute (try Amazon sales
    if your local bookstore fails) .
    I love reading anything by Chaucer,
    but he was more than his Canterbury Tales;
    his skills weren't limited to poetic travails. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (5/17/2012 9:53:00 AM)

    the wound is quick and clean. no resolve except only your word will heal the injury. its kinda funny because sometimes you can see so much beauty in a person until you get to know them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (5/17/2010 12:39:00 PM)

    What wonderful beautiful eyes, we could search all our lives, and never find such eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul, what an exceptional soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 294 Points Ramesh T A (5/17/2010 2:51:00 AM)

    What is the power of beautiful eyes? Chaucer has beautifully expressed about it in this nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Pruchnicki (5/17/2009 5:02:00 PM)

    A rondel is written to demonstrate a poet's skill in composing a difficult French verse form. Those who take it to heart are missing the fun of the whole thing. The poet is using such a form as a practice in prosody. Concentrate on the rime-scheme and the repetition of certain lines in the refrain. It's similar to a problem in math, only words replace numbers!

    Don't get all emotional and lose your power of speaking, please! Enjoy it for what it is - a 14th century Middle English poem modeled on a French love poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Harmon (5/17/2009 2:24:00 AM)

    The father of all who use the English language. Any comments I could make would only be direct descendants of what he has provided me.

    :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mark Nwagwu (5/17/2008 3:09:00 AM)

    i like this poem i like it a lot; eyes say it all, they pierce with joy; they flood the soul with love (Report) Reply

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