Early Morris Poems - Rejected fragment from The Defence of Guenevere
Rejected fragment from The Defence of Guenevere
"That summer morning out in the green fields," discarded or lost beginning for "The Defence of Guenevere," in Tinker Library MS1595, Yale University.
Pub. CW, I, xx.
That summer morning out in the green fields
Hung in the canopies, to see such sights
That on that morn 'twixt anger and great fear
That solemn court of judgment dames sat—gay
For now take notice, Launcelot was not come;
Gareth was riding fearful of men's breath
The questing beast, wings spread out to the breeze,
So he was missed too; ever more and more
Sir Launcelot's colours, the great snake of green