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Bi Nyghtes and Bi Daies

Poem (Canso): 

Ich ofte reioyse whon fyrst ich ryse
And looke owt wit min wery ehes
For nexte to me min leuedi lyst
The dai is dawenynge fresche and newe
Bi nyghtes ich dreeme of mony thynges
Bi daies ich dreeme of onli you.

 

And wakyng wit the sunne-risindde
A newe loue longynge is bigone
Ich doe nout knawe what wille be don
Ich knawe o thynge that motte be trewe
Bi nyghtes ich dreeme of mony thynges
Bi daies ich dreeme of onli you.

 

Min thouths of hir ar al-weyes kynde
And halpes wit min trouble mynde
And whon ich dreem of hir ich fynde
The thynges ich nede in lyfe ar fewe
Bi nyghtes ich dreeme of mony thynges
Bi daies ich dreeme of onli you.

 

Late atte nyght in dreems ich go
To plages ich knewe longe ago
And others ich may neuere knawe
Whon sunne-bems cum the dreemes ar fewe
Bi nyghtes ich dreeme of mony thynges
Bi daies ich dreem of onli you.

 

So whon the skye biganes to greye
And nyght biganes to batayle dai
Ich knawe a-fore ich slep away
Ich wil savor o cus fro you
Bi nyghtes ich dreeme of mony thynges
Bi daies ich dreeme of onli you.