Cuckoo Song Poem by Anonymous

Cuckoo Song

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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 OF THE POEM
Joncer 08 May 2018

Shows what can happen when giving a computer the job of reading Middle English!

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Lee Roberts 19 May 2014

this is NOT anonymous it is Shakespreare

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Joncer 08 May 2018

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

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