vgnwtch (vgnwtch) wrote in vegancooking,


"The Passionate Gourmand To Her Fellow vegancooking Members" (With apologies to Christopher Marlowe)

Come live with me and be my cook,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or nat'ral co-op yields.

And we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds free their flocks,
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.

And I will make thee sweets of roses,
And a thousand herbal posies,
A cap of flowers and a kirtle
Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle:

A gown made of the finest cotton,
Not from wool, for that is rotten;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of recycled gold:

A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With hempen clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures have thee shook,
Come live with me and be my cook.

The shepherd swains shall jobless sing
For thy delight each May morning;
If these delights are thy cup of tea,
Then be my cook, and live with me.
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