Lethargic IITian
Musings of a 20-something lethargic IITian on India and Catholicism.

Wednesday, October 30, 2002  

Poem of the Day:

Cuckoo Song

SUMER is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
And springth the wude nu—
Sing cuccu! 5

Awe bleteth after lomb,
Lhouth after calve cu;
Bulluc sterteth, bucke verteth,
Murie sing cuccu!

Cuccu, cuccu, well singes thu, cuccu: 10
Ne swike thu naver nu;
Sing cuccu, nu, sing cuccu,
Sing cuccu, sing cuccu, nu!

GLOSS: lhude] loud. awe] ewe. lhouth] loweth. sterteth] leaps. swike] cease

What I really like about this poem is its musical quality. It's really sweet and silly - especially when you try to sing it aloud. What's more, it evokes strong images of Spring - birds, lambs, calves ...

posted by Kensy | 8:10 PM
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Caste in Indian Christianity
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Syro-Malabar weddings
Divine Retreat Centre
Varsha Bhosle and Ideological Relativism
Anti-Conversion Ordinance and the Church stance
Self-Righteous Rightism
The Hindutva Attack on St. Francis Xavier
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