Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Inverness Flower Show - 6

Today, as we celebrate the Birthday of Mary, it is perhaps a little too early for the apple harvest...

... but these late-August fruits point to a bumper crop on the way.

Adam lay ybounden,
Bounden in a bond;
Four thousand winter
Thought he not too long.
And all was for an apple,
An apple that he took,
As clerk√ęs finden written
In their book.

Nor had one apple taken been,
The apple taken been,
Then had never Our Lady
A-been heaven's queen.
Blessed be the time
That apple taken was.
Therefore we may singen
Deo gratias!

Happy Feast!

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