Cuckoo Song

Poem by Anonymous

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

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

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

Comments about Cuckoo Song by Anonymous

  • Joncer (5/8/2018 11:48:00 AM)

    Shows what can happen when giving a computer the job of reading Middle English!(Report)Reply

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  • Lee Roberts (5/19/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    this is NOT anonymous it is Shakespreare(Report)Reply

    Joncer(5/8/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    It is Anonymous. c.1255, a bit before Shakespeare! See the Oxford Book of English Verse page 1.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003