[Read more…] about The Old Woman and The Death-Watch
An old woman sits afraid of every tick of a clock or sound thinking it brings her closer to death.
[Read more…] about The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass
A Miller and his Son had an Ass. They tried to change how they moved as they met people along the road. They lost the Ass while trying to please everyone.
You can’t please everyone.
[Read more…] about The Perplexed Widow
A new Widow is lamenting the loss when a suitor approaches. There is much hand wringing about what to do but temptation wins out.
Weak judgment falls before temptation,
[Read more…] about The Band, The Bob-Wig, and The Feather
In this poem, a Band, Bob-Wig, and Feather plead with a Woman for her attention. Spoiler alert: The feather wins.
The last to argue often wins.
[Read more…] about The Farmer’s Wife and The Raven
A Farmer’s Wife was taking a load of eggs to market. A Raven was seen and the horse stumbled crushing the eggs. She blamed the Raven but he said: No.
Plan ahead for all contingencies.
[Read more…] about The Proud Lady and The Caterpillar
A Lady shakes a Caterpillar from her gown while insulting it. The Caterpillar responds that soon it will be beautiful; she is beautiful only when dressed.
Be careful how you insult anyone.