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. 

Only your word will heal the injury 
To my hurt heart, while yet the wound is clean – 
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly; 
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene. 

Upon my word, I tell you faithfully 
Through life and after death you are my queen; 
For with my death the whole truth shall be seen. 
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.

by Geoffrey Chaucer

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