10 Short Medieval Poems Everyone Should Read

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

Looking for some great short medieval poems which are easy to read? Look no further than this, our latest post…

Medieval poetry can be a daunting field to dip into (to mix our metaphors terribly). Although Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Dante’s Divine Comedy are masterpieces and essential reading, perhaps the best route into medieval poetry – as with any poetry – is to start small. What follows is our pick of the best short medieval poems written in English.

They are all presented in the original Middle English, because here at Interesting Literature we believe that that’s the best way to read the poems. This does mean that several words/phrases need glossing, so we’ve done this briefly before each poem. All of these poems were written (or at least written down) some time during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries: our source for them is the excellent Penguin book of Medieval…

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The essentials

In every girl’s bag there should be the ff:
1. A cigarette case with all your nice cigarettes in a tidy row.
2. Condoms, because you never know when you’ll get laid. (Sober or not, it’s better to be safe than sorry)
3. Blowfish.. because you never know when you’ll be hungover.
4. A regular bic lighter, for emergencies or if you’re about to get stoned.
5. A zippo lighter, for the sake of your nicely packed cancerous cigarettes and to look cool.
6.Dior’s color reviver lip balm, to prevent dark lips because of excessive smoking due to stress and sexual frustrations.
7. A lip tint to color up your pretty revived lips.
8.Red lipstick to make it known that you want to party and you are happy looking hot.
9.Primer because you want your skin looking great.
10. Concealer because you want to hide your ugly spots.
11. Foundation because you want to look perfect.
12. Valentino’s dual lip gloss and perfume pen for easy application of signature scent.
13. Tweezers in case you see yourself with messy eyebrows and a mustache.
14. Wireless headphones when you don’t feel like talking to people or if you want to live in the world with your own theme song.
15. Sunglasses to block out the uglies in your world and to generally look bitchy.
16.Wallet with your money and starbucks card, when you feel like buying something to make you happy or you just want to have a chai skinny latte from starbucks.
17. Blush to make your cheeks pop or if you just want to have a fake blush on the go when you try to “blush” because of a guy’s compliment.
18. Tampons when the curse of the month arrived. It also means you are not pregnant.
19. Make up brushes so you can apply said make up above.

And finally…

20. Eyeliner.. a must if you want to complete the awesome bitch look you have on right now.

La Liebster Award

I would like to thank the purr-fectly awesome @catssmeoww   for nominating me.. Cheers! x

To give someone a Liebster Award you have to follow these rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their page(s).
2. Proudly display the award banner on your page.
3. List eleven facts about yourself.
4. Answer the questions the award-giver asked you and make 11 more for your nominees.
5. List your nominees.

Alright, eleven facts about myself.

One-  I’m a generation Y kid, meaning I was born between the time 9/11 and AIDS became worldwide phenomenons.

Two- My Bedroom is a total mess.. but I find nothing absolutely wrong with a few shoes lying around, even though people say that your bedroom reflects your personality I honestly just think it’s human nature to be a bit lazy.

Three- I smoke a lot, it’s not the nicotine addiction but it is because I always socialize and in my opinion social events are an everyday habit.

Four-I eat a lot. I’m not even joking. I’m never full, I will always be hungry. ( but I don’t think I’m fat, that is if 107.5 pounds is fat then I am)

Five- I love anything vintage and quirky, especially when it comes to fashion, I idolize Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.

Six- I was conceived on December 24 of 1993 and i was born on September 24 1994. Therefore I am a Fall/Winter baby.

Seven- I’m a book worm, I can’t ever stop reading books. I always have a book in my bag that I would read at whatever time. (The book that I constantly keep re-reading is Markus Suzak’s “The Book Thief” and I have read it for the 5th time)

Eight- I always daydream and zone out even if someone’s talking to me. (that happens a lot with my boyfriend, luckily he just laughs it off).

Nine- I just made my 1st successful meatball sandwich tonight and I am so proud! (cooking skills are improving).

Ten- I’m trying to be more mature like a normal nearly 20 year old should be.

Eleven- I think I can’t ever sleep.

Q & A

One- What’s your favorite animal?

My favorite animal has to be a dog.. I have like 5 of them and they’re all so adorable and nice. They never give me much trouble except for the time my Siberian Husky (back then, he was a pup) nearly bit this lad’s hand when he tried to pet him while he was chatting with me. (overprotective much)

Two- Team iPhone or Team Android?

I have an iPhone and an android so I can’t really decide, both are equally good and they work well so I don’t really have a “team”.

Three- What is your favorite subject to blog about?

I usually blog about whatever I want but my number one favorite  subject to blog about is usually the Diary-like short stories that I make even though they don’t get a lot of comments or likes I still like them because they’re personal and I’m proud that I wrote them. My secondary favorite subject is the book reviews under the section ” Book B*tch Diaries” cause it’s fun and very true to my understanding of the books I have read./

Four- What are three of your favorite stores?

Topshop, Forever 21 and the third I can’t say because I can’t choose.

Five- What’s the scariest thing to ever happen to you?

The scariest thing that ever happened to me was the time I was in the cab coming home from a friend’s place, I was sitting in the back and it was already a bit late and I had my phone out, suddenly this kid started banging on my side of the window and he had a knife. Luckily enough the cab driver saved me from being robbed or possibly killed by driving off to the other side while I slammed the car lock door shut. and the kid kept chasing us and throwing his slippers until we reached the exit for the free-way.

Six- What’s something you always wanted as a kid but didn’t receive?

I guess the one thing I always wanted was total freedom. but we can never really have that.

Seven- What’s your favorite perfume?

My favorite perfume has to be Coco Mademoiselle, My grandmother bought one for me as a  birthday gift and it’s always been my signature scent.

Eight- What’s your perfect date?

Well my perfect date would usually be a coffee date.I like sitting at a perfectly good cafe(Starbucks, Coffee Bean… etc) smoke cigarettes and have a Chai Tea latte with an interesting conversation. I Think all great romances start with a cup a coffee or tea. It seems more realistic.

Nine- What’s your favorite Disney movie?

My favorite Disney Movie has to be Beauty and The Beast, I loved this movie since I was a kid and I remember that I had a custom made “Belle” gown to wear for a friend’s costume party. I’ve always liked the concept of Beauty and The Beast because it was the 1st Disney Film that actually showed a girl having dreams and being very independent, Plus Belle wasn’t a typical Disney Princess she loved to read and she knew what she wanted. that’s why the movie was so appealing to me.

Ten- What’s your favorite time of year?

Has to be fall/Winter.

Eleven- Why is said time of year your favorite?

My fashion sense usually takes Fall as an inspiration to my wardrobe and the fact that my mood can be very wintery at times.

Some fantastic bloggers that I look forward to hearing from are:
One Catssmeoww

Two HipsterStories

Three Mejfote