A work in progress….

Forswear thy pledge, myn weneth
nat everich oon yeven thilke
I but mine thoughts unbinden
ant thou understandan mak.

Neuer ic the ne yeve away
Neuer ic the nolde na doun
Neuer ic sette forth and thee forsake
Neuer ic yelde wepen mak
Neuer ic farewell spake
Neuer ic thee disceyve and peyne

We ken our leman mony a day
achen thou hart, thou fain would ne hit spake
we ken wot is now befalle
we wyste the sport and we wolde it play
Ant shoud thou ask mine heart,
are thee ne blind to ken?

Neuer ic the ne yeve away
Neuer ic the nolde na doun
Neuer ic sette forth and thee forsake
Neuer ic yelde wepen mak
Neuer ic farewell spake
Neuer ic thee disceyve and peyne

Neuer ic the ne yeve thou
Neuer yeve thou

 

 First Draft

Forswear thy pledge, myn weneth
nat everich oon yeven thilke
I but mine thoughts unbinden
ant thou understandan mak.

Neuer ne thou yeveth forth
Neuer thou nolde na doun drede
Neuer ne sette forth awa y thou forsake
Neuer ne thou yeven soregh mak
Neuer ne spake adeiu
Neuer ne thou disceyve y pyne thee

We ken our leman mony a day
achen thou hart, thou fain would ne hit spake
we ken wot is now befalle
we wyste the sport and we wolde it play
Ant shoud thou ask mine heart,
are thee ne blind to ken?

Neuer ne thou yeveth forth
Neuer thou nolde na doun drede
Neuer ne sette forth awa y thou forsake
Neuer ne thou yeven soregh mak
Neuer ne spake adeiu
Neuer ne thou disceyve y pyne thee

Neuer ne yeveth forth
Ne yeveth forth.

Extra bonus points from Aneleda if you can figure out the inspiration for this piece. 😉