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A Summer Song by George Peele | Poetry Reading

Welcome to my poetry reading of 'A Summer Song' by George Peele. Do you have a favourite poem or poet?

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'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)

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