Sumer is Icumen In


Yes, I am an English Lit nerd.  There is no other way to celebrate my first day of Summer Break than by quoting medieval English poetry.

Sumer is icumen in,
Loude sing cuckou!
Groweth seed and bloweth meed,
And springth the wode now.
Sing cuckou!

Ewe bleteth after lamb,
Loweth after calve cow,
Bulloc sterteth, bucke verteth,
Merye sing cuckou!
Cuckou, cuckou,
Wel singest thou cuckou:
Ne swik thou never now!

If you recognize that these musical words celebrate singing cuckoos, growing seeds, great beer, leaping bulls and farting bucks then you are as big a nerd as I am.  God help us both.

3 thoughts on “Sumer is Icumen In

  1. when I saw just the title of this entry, I confess that my first thought was that it was a quote from someone very, very Southern. as in ‘a-cummin in’ LOL. I think I’ve been on the ‘People of Walmart’ page too long! thanks for bringing me back to civilization!

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