KING JAMES I OF SCOTLAND
1394 - 1437
SPRING SONG OF THE BIRDS
This poem provides an example of a poem written in rhyme royal.
Worschippe ye that loveris bene this May,
For of your blisse the Kalendis are begonne,
And sing with us, Away, Winter, away!
Cum, Somer, cum, the suete sesoùn and sonne!
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Awake for schame! that have your hevynnis wonne,
And amorously lift up your hedis all,
Thank Lufe that list you to his merci call!