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4/16 poem rec - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
4/16 poem rec
I was blanking on a poem, so I asked my mother what her favorite was. This, of course, led to her hitting the books a couple of hundred miles away (2226.43, according to Mapquest) over long distance, because she couldn't remember one off the top of her head on a second's notice. She finally opted on this Shakespeare poem from Love's Labours Lost. So, this rec is from the maternal unit. Bonus Mom-icon:


Spring

When daisies pied, and violets blue,
         And lady-smocks all silver-white,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
         Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
         'Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!' O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear.
When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
         And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
         And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
         'Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!' O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear.

-- William Shakespeare

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chienar From: chienar Date: April 17th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Oddly enough... I knew that was an icon for your mom on sight -before reading it- is good to recognize familiar faces.
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