Sunday, 25 January 2009

St Paul's Day nonsense

I introduced the service this morning with a medieval rhyme for St Paul's Day, 25 January:
If Saint Paul's day be fair and clear,
It doth betide a happy year;
If blustering winds do blow aloft,
Then wars will trouble our realm full oft,
If clouds or mist do dark the sky,
Great store of birds and beasts shall die;
And if by chance to snow or rain,
Then will be dear all sorts of grain.
The weather was decidedly grotty this morning, so there was much rejoicing when we concluded that this was a lot of nonsense.