Anonymous Poems

  • 151.  
    Fain would I change that note
    To which fond Love hath charm'd meLong, long to sing by rote,
  • 152.  
    Sumer is icumen in,
    Lhude sing cuccu!Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
  • 153.  
    O my deir hert, young Jesus sweit,
    Prepare thy creddil in my spreit,And I sall rock thee in my hert
  • 154.  
    Crabbèd Age and Youth
    Cannot live together:Youth is full of pleasance,
  • 155.  
    Clerk Saunders and may Margaret
    Walk'd owre yon garden green;And deep and heavy was the love
  • 156.  
    I sing of a maiden
    That is makeles;King of all kings
  • 157.  
    Ichot a burde in boure bryht,
    That fully semly is on syht,Menskful maiden of myht;
  • 158.  
    There were twa sisters sat in a bour;
    Binnorie, O Binnorie!There cam a knight to be their wooer,
  • 159.  
    In Scarlet town, where I was born,
    There was a fair maid dwellin',Made every youth cry Well-a-way!
  • 160.  
    Balow, my babe, lie still and sleep!
    It grieves me sore to see thee weep.Wouldst thou be quiet I'se be glad,
  • 161.  
    As ye came from the holy land
    Of Walsinghame,Met you not with my true love
  • 162.  
    Bytuene Mershe ant Averil
    When spray biginneth to spring,The lutel foul hath hire wyl
  • 163.  
    Give place, you ladies, and begone!
    Boast not yourselves at all!For here at hand approacheth one
  • 164.  
    Fine knacks for ladies! cheap, choice, brave, and new,
    Good pennyworths-but money cannot move:I keep a fair but for the Fair to view-
  • 165.  
    This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
    -Every nighte and alle,Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
  • 166.  
    Of on that is so fayr and bright
    Velut maris stella,Brighter than the day is light,
  • 167.  
    Veni, Veni Emmanuel!
    Captivum solve Israel!Qui gemit in exsilio,
  • 168.  
    Here we come a wassailing
    Among the leaves so green,Here we come a wandering
  • 169.  
    On the first day of Christmas,
    My true love sent to meA partridge in a pear tree.
  • 170.  
    The first Noël the angel did say
    Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,
  • 171.  
    (Israel version)
    Sevivon, sov, sov, sov!Chanukah, hu chag tov;
  • 172.  
    Mi yemalel g'vurot Yisra-el,
    Otan mi yimneh?Hen b'khol dor yakum
  • 173.  
    Ma'oz tzur yeshu'ati
    Lecha na'eh leshabe'achTikon bet tefilati
  • 174.  
    Jolly old St. Nicholas, Lean your ear this way!
    Don't you tell a single soul, What I'm going to say;Christmas Eve is coming soon; Now, you dear old man,
  • 175.  
    Il est né, le divin Enfant, Jouez, hautbois, résonnez, musettes;
  • 176.  
    Hanerot halalu anachnu madlikin
    Al hanissim ve'al haniflaotAl hatshu-ot ve'al hamilchamot
  • 177.  
    While shepherds kept their watching
    O'er silent flocks by night,Behold throughout the heavens
  • 178.  
    I have a little dreidel,
    I made it out of clay,And when it's dry and ready,
  • 179.  
    Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la
    Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
  • 180.  
    Ave Maria Gratia plena
    Maria Gratia plenaMaria Gratia plena
  • 181.  
    I saw three ships come sailing in
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day;I saw three ships come sailing in
  • 182.  
    Hark! the herald Angels sing,
    Glory to the new-born King,Peace on earth and mercy mild,
  • 183.  
    God rest you merry, gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay,For Jesus Christ our Saviour
  • 184.  
    There was a young girl from Berlin
    Who was born so uncommonly thin That when she essayed
  • 185.  
    There was a young fellow named Fisher
    Who was fishing for fish in a fissure, When a cod, with a grin,
  • 186.  
    A love-sick young barn-owl in Kew
    Had a pretty young she-owl in view. He twittered, “I oughter
  • 187.  
    A girl who weighed many an oz.
    Used language I dare not pronoz. For a fellow unkind
  • 188.  
    There was an old man of Darjeeling
    Who boarded a bus bound for Ealing It said on the door
  • 189.  
    There was a young lady of Trent,
    Who said that she knew what it meant When men asked her to dine
  • 190.  
    There was a young lady named Bright,
    whose speed was much faster than light. She set off one day
  • 191.  
    There was a young lady from Niger
    Who smiled as she rode on a tiger. They returned from the ride
  • 192.  
    There was a young fellow named Hall
    Who fell in a spring in the Fall. T'would have seen a sad thing,
  • 193.  
    There was a fair maiden of Exeter,
    So pretty that guys craned their necks at her. One was even so brave
  • 194.  
    There once was an old man of Lyme,
    Who married three wives at a time. When asked, “Why the third?”
  • 195.  
    There once was a man from Nantucket
    Who kept all of his cash in a bucket. But his daughter, named Nan,
  • 196.  
    There once was a man from Kildare
    Who was screwing his wife on the stair. When the Bannister broke
  • 197.  
    The limerick's form is complex,
    Its contents run chiefly to sex. It burgeons with virgins
  • 198.  
    The limerick packs laughs anatomical
    Into space that is quite economical. But the good ones I've seen
  • 199.  
    As a beauty I'm not a great star,
    There are others more handsome by far, But my face, I don't mind it,
  • 200.  
    An heiress from Abergavenny,
    Had offers of marriage full many. She surveyed all the men,
Total 203 poems written by Anonymous

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