From the Latin

Dum studeo, dum solus eo, tres cerno puellas:
Opstupeo studioque meo res addo novellas.
                        Serlo of Wilton (fl. 12th C.)

As I was walking out one day,
Alone and thoughtful, I
Encountered, I regret to say,
Three beyond-charming girls.
I stood and marvelled, then by and by
Went off again agrumble
At such a little thing that hurls
My thoughts into a tumble.

                        John Dampditch, trans.