And so do I, said Caroline Coxon.
I heard the first cuckoo of spring this morning. Well, when I say 'the first' I expect there were probably others before that...
That sound makes me joyful. Why? I don't know really. It just does. I suppose it means that summer's coming.
Sumer is icumen in, lhude sing cuccu!
That's Middle English - I'm sure you can translate.
The cuckoo is a Naughty Bird, laying her eggs in other birds' nests so she doesn't have to go to the trouble of feeding them.
Now why didn't I think of that?