Sunday, May 07, 2006

cuckoo flower


and mum and her favourite rare double cuckoo flower, or may flower or lady's smock. May is accumen. Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

May is accumen? I don't understand did you mean acumen ie, http://www.florence-concierge.it/earticoli/emag.html or is this an entirely alternate concept?

spot said...

Summer is acumen in. Loude sing cuckoo Groweth seed and bloweth mead And spring the woods anew Sing cuckoo Ewe now

yes my spelling is not always SPOT on, mainly because the keyboard is too small for my paws. Huhh.

Anonymous said...

ah:
Loude sing cuckoo
Groweth seed and bloweth mead
And spring the woods anew
Sing cuckoo
Ewe now bleateth after lamb low
After calf the cow
Bullock starteth, buck now verteth
Merry sing cuckoo
Cuckoo, cuckoo
Well sing'st thou cuckoo
Now cease than never now

beautiful; would sit well with the cuckoo picture?

Anonymous said...

or even better:

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!
- William Shakespeare, Love's Labor's Lost
(Spring at V, ii)

Anonymous said...

Listen to this old song via:

http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/hom
epages/song-and-dance-offline/sumer_is_acumen_in.html

click mp3 and listen to the song

spot said...

It is amazing how sensitive Shakespeare was to the flora around him, he was a brilliant naturalist.

spot said...

and by the way, thank you for the link

Anonymous said...

Your very welcome, thank you for your wonderful pictures and sharing your knowledge.