The General Prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer

Springtime showers have

I love this description of springtime – alright, technically April! – for its sensuality: the sound of that word “licóur” which moves every part of the mouth; the image of being “bathed” in springtime showers, being “inspired” – literally, “breathed into” – by the gentle west wind which is itself imagined as “swete breeth”; the “tendre” and “yonge” world emerging from winter…. gorgeous.

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