Summer is coming !

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu;
Groweth sed and bloweth med
And springth the wde nu.
Sing cuccu!

I like to read Middle English aloud; it’s easier to understand. These anonymous lyrics written in 1240 say “loudly sing cuckoo” and that the seeds, meadow and woods spring forth now. Except for the juniper trees which my nose could do without, it’s a fresh sign to see our woods blooming and to wonder when we’ll see the first fawns.

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