Pero Meogo
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Pero Meogo 269  Pero Meogo (Thirteenth Century) “He goes, my lover,” He goes, my lover, With the love I have given, Like a wounded deer Before the king’s huntsman. He goes, my lover, With my love, mother, Like a wounded deer Before the tall hunter. Down to the sea he will go And die of his wound; That way will my lover go If I let him leave my mind. —Have a care, daughter; There was one such, lately, Who showed great desire For the favor of me. And have a care, daughter; I knew such another Once, who showed great desire Only for my favor. W. S. Merwin, 1952 ...