Est mihi corporeae species aptissima formae,
Quae fore terrigenûm nulli onerosa quaeat;
Vixetenim digitos numerat mensura quaternos,
Formula qua constat corporis arta mei.
Unde dei templis fas est mihi ponere nidos
Inque hominum pullos aede fovere meos.
I have a body of a very suitable shape,
with which I cannot be a burden to anyone on earth.
After all, it’s only barely four fingers long;
that is what my delicate physique consists of.
That’s why I can build nests in churches
and in the houses of men for my boy care.
Stanza 1, Latin poem by Radboud of Utrecht, ca A.D. 870. The poem might be a writing exercise for school and oldest known poem from the Netherlands https://nl.wikisource.org/wiki/De_hirundin