"A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short" - Schopenhauer.
One of my favourite poems of all time - but I prefer the original spelling:Westron winde when will thou blow,The smalle raine downe can raine?Christ if my love were in my armes,And I in my bed againe.
I agree the original spelling gives it that extra flavour of authenticity but I only had a modernised text to hand when I suddenly recalled it. Glad you liked it. These short anonymous fragments (or whole poems) are often peculiarly affecting. I'll dig another one out shortly!
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