memento mori

Old Poem Saturday – Whan the Turuf is Thy Tour

Medievalpoem1This short verse comes to us from the 13th-14th Centuries – although via a very modern medium – I was introduced to it by a blog post called “10 Short Medieval Poems that Everyone Should Read” (this poem is number 4). I never took a class or studied Chaucer or Medieval literature, so all the poems in the article were new to me. I find it fascinating to watch the English language transforming into something that is nearly recognizable to our modern eyes. The name of the author of this poem is lost to the mists of time – but the composition and collage are by me. Click on “Read More” or the post if you would like to see a Modern English translation of the Middle English.