Ballad of the Past Participles
Risen, shaken, soon mistaken.
Given, driven, thrown, forsaken,
Lorn and frozen, taken, torn,
Shown but hidden, fallen, flown,
Striven, swollen, overgrown,
Forsworn, forgiven, forgotten, gone.
Woven, riven, thriven on,
Gotten, stolen, eaten, drunk,
Smitten, written, been and done,
Boughten, beaten, spent and slunk.
Bidden, chidden, known and meant.
Graven — broken — hidden — pent.
Sown then shone then mown then fled:
Bethought, begotten, born and dead.