This is an ongoing project to determine the meaning hidden in an old nursery rhyme. It is well known that many old nursery rhymes were actually disguised political satires, in the days that overt publishing of government criticism would end in torture and death.
Vintery, mintery, cuttery, corn, Apple seed and apple thorn. Wire, briar, limber lock, Three geese in a flock. One flew east, and one flew west, And one flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Vintery Where wine is made (sacraments? represents the Vatican). Mintery Where money is coined (Templars - first bankers). Cuttery Where the King could--and did--butcher at will. Corn The wages of a Mason, representing nourishment. Apple Seed Two extremes: The healthy fruit, and the dangerous and Apple Thorn Thorn apple, Datura Stramonium, "Devil's Weed". Wire Fence to keep people in or out. Briar Same, but natural protection around castle. Limber A two-wheeled cart for moving artillery into position. Lock The ignition mechanism for a gun. Both are preparations for an attack.
Three Birds King Philip IV, Pope Clement V, and Jacques de Molay, in a Flock Grandmaster of the Knights Templar. One Flew East King Philip IV to Rome, to steal the papacy. One Flew West Pope Clement V to Avignon, to replace the Vatican. One Flew Over Jacques de Molay, burned at the stake, swore that both the King and the Pope would join him within the year. Both died within a year. the Cuckoos Nest The Vatican;
Some cuckoos are "brood parasites", and lay their eggs in other bird's nests. After murdering two popes, King Philip had his own sock puppet pope placed in the Vatican, then moved the papacy to Avignon.