Thursday, 7 July 2011

Poem by the 17th century Swedish post Lars Wivallius

Dirge over this dry and cold spring

A dry and cold spring speeds summer’s demise,
of winter food us depriving.
Grant help, heav’nly King, see spring how it flies
and little joy we’re deriving.
Sun warm us, don’t harm us!
For winds chastise
and cold the summer is riving.

This is the first of the twenty-two stanzas. For a full version, go to here

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