Plough Logo

Shopping Cart

      View Cart

    Subtotal: $

    Checkout
    AnnunciationLippi200Hero

    Poem: “I Syng of a Mayden”

    By Anonymous

    December 5, 2021
    0 Comments
    0 Comments
    0 Comments
      Submit

    This carol about the Annunciation is among the oldest Christmas carols written in the English language. The five quatrains penned in the late Middle Ages by an anonymous author were found with other medieval lyrics in the Sloane Manuscript 2593.


    I syng of a mayden
    That is makeles;
    Kyng of alle kynges
    To here Sone sche ches.

    He cam also style
    There his moder was
    As dew in Aprylle
    That fallyt on the gras;

    He cam also style
    To his moderes bowr
    As dew in Aprille
    That fallyt on the flour;

    He cam also style
    There his moder lay
    As dew in Aprille
    That fallyt on the spray;

    Moder and maydyn
    Was never non but sche;
    Wel may swych a lady
    Godes moder be.

    AnnunciationLippiEmbed

    Filippo Lippi, Annunciation

    0 Comments

    Sign up for Plough's weekly newsletter