I met a bad woman who had lost her way, 
seeking the warmth of a little mouse, 

forsaken leaves falling on her head 
(the birch yellow, the oak ruddy,) 

and she went weeping, her withered nuts 
quick with worms.  The green woodpecker 

struck his neb into her hollow leg 
and woodlice were burrowing her crumbling 

so think her shadow! Her body black: 
mushrooms buttoning her rotting womb! 

But why am I downcast because of her? 
I look in again by the larder door, 

I throw another log onto the fire 
and wait in fear for my man to come.