Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday Poetry Blogging: Feast of the Holy Innocents

Coventry Carol

Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor Youngling for Whom we sing
By, by, lully, lullay?

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever morn and day
For Thy parting neither say nor sing,
By, by, lully, lullay.

Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
By, by, lully, lullay.

I don't have it in me to do any better, today. MadPriest and Mimi did.

3 comments:

FranIAm said...

Amen to this sister. And you did good.

Peace.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The carol is fitting.

Kirstin, perhaps you might want to email me your cell phone number.

Kirstin said...

Thank you, Fran.

Will do, Mimi. Right now.