Saturday, September 25, 2010

Herford: The Deer and the Vine

A Stag, exhausted by the chase,
Discovered for a hiding place
A Vine whose leaves so thickly grew
They hid him from the Hunter's view.
Here, thinking now the danger past,
And hungry from his all-day fast,
He nibbled at the leaves, which made
A rustling that at once betrayed
Where he was hidden. Peering through
The Vine, the Hunter found and slew
The Stag, who thus was justly paid
For hurting leaves that gave him aid.

Source: Herford Aesop 4.

Cervus et Vitis

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