The milkmaid's call
Language: German (Deutsch)
As I walked down a lane this morn,
I heard a sweet voice cry, Come, Come !
And then I saw ten dull, fat cows
Begin to race like horses home ;
Like horses in their pace,
Though lacking horses' grace.
That voice, which did uplift those feet
Of cows, uplifted mine likewise ;
For, with a heart so light, I walked
Until the sweat did blind my eyes ;
And all the way back home,
I heard her cry, Come, Come !
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:37
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