We’ve Done It!

Hello! (gonna gloss over the fact that I haven’t posted in a while – Uni work and all that) you’re probably wondering what the title’s about and well… the reason for it is that…

I’m in a good mood!

between uni work and waiting for my loan, being in a good mood is doesn’t come very often, but it has today. To spread the love I’ve found a lovely poem by John Clare to show you (and what better poem than one about my birth month). It’s a bit long so I’m gonna split it up (give you a break form all the happy and all that). Here it is:

MAY by JOHN CLARE

Come queen of months in company
Wi all thy merry minstrelsy
The restless cuckoo absent long
And twittering swallows chimney song
And hedge row crickets notes that run
From every bank that fronts the sun
And swathy bees about the grass
That stops wi every bloom they pass
And every minute every hour
Keep teazing weeds that wear a flower
And toil and childhoods humming joys
For there is music in the noise
The village childern mad for sport
In school times leisure ever short
That crick and catch the bouncing ball
And run along the church yard wall
Capt wi rude figured slabs whose claims
In times bad memory hath no names
Oft racing round the nookey church
Or calling ecchos in the porch
And jilting oer the weather cock
Viewing wi jealous eyes the clock
Oft leaping grave stones leaning hights
Uncheckt wi mellancholy sights
The green grass swelld in many a heap
Where kin and friends and parents sleep
Unthinking in their jovial cry
That time shall come when they shall lye
As lowly and as still as they
While other boys above them play
Heedless as they do now to know
The unconscious dust that lies below

 

To be continued…

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