Nothing Like

med whale mistaken for island brit mu ill crop 2 wo txt mod

Nothing like cloth
for heft and hand,
nothing like a mob
to substitute command,
a bucket, a boat
a shoreline, land.

image: a whale mistaken for an island, 13th cent. British Library: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/TourBestiaryEnglish.asp

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