Quotation by Anonymous

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
And springth the wude nu--
Sing cuccu!
Anonymous. Cuckoo Song (c. 1250).

This hymn is still sung annually at Reading Abbey, England. Ezra Pound's Ancient Music was a pastiche of this (originally dropped from the 1916 edition of Lustra when it was considered offensive, later reinstated): Winter is icummen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm.
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