May



Fishing


Behold a parable A fished for B.
C took her bait: her heart was set on D
Thank Heaven, who cooled your blood and cramped your wishes,
Men and not Gods torment you, little fishes.


Intro


Notes on the text


Behold a parable... This has more than an touch of the more frivolous Plain Tales from the Hills. The lady is not very good at managing her line.