Friday, 20 April 2012

This is the weather the cuckoo likes, and so do I.

...said Thomas Hardy .

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?