Tuesday, June 07, 2011


"And springþ þe wde nu,
Sing cuccu!
Awe bleteþ after lomb,
Lhouþ after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ,
Murie sing cuccu!"

("And the wood springs anew,
Sing, Cuckoo!
The ewe bleats after the lamb
The cow lows after the calf.
The bullock stirs, the stag farts,
Merrily sing, Cuckoo!")

-Middle English folk song

It's Spring, and roots push heavenward and explode into bloom...

The Woodland Princesses embody the transition of seasons.

Children sprout moustaches and pick dandelions.

Male ducks duel for the affections of a lady duck on our roof.

Pagan rituals abound...

There are parades.

And drums.

And dancing.

Children climb stupidly high.
At last, life is in color.

Note: Those are actual lyrics in the quote. Sad that because it has the word "fart" in it, this is the only thing I remember from Early English Literature class.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, love it.
Sumer ist a cumen in
loude sing cuckoo
soweth seed and bloweth mead and
spring the wurld anew
Sinh cuckoo, meri sing cuckoo.
My 5th graders loved it when we sang this,the oldest round known and I told them that bloweth meade means to fart
Love, Mom