Welcome to my poetry reading of 'A Summer Song' by George Peele. Do you have a favourite poem or poet?
'A Summer Song' by George Peele
When as the rye reach to the chin,
And chopcherry, chopcherry ripe within,
Strawberries swimming in the cream,
And school-boys played in the stream;
Then O, then O, then O my true love said,
Till that time come again,
She could not live a maid.
(Book featured in the video: The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950, Chosen and Edited by Helen Gardner, Oxford Univeristy Press, First published 1972, 22nd impression 1999)