Lecture 1 Slides - Medieval Poetry

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Samples of Medieval Poetry from the Troubadours and the Sicilian School
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Song of Love in the Summer How very much I love this summer, its flowers, trees and sky above, and all the birds that sing of love, because I feel at peace and happy and even handsome – that’s what happens whenever anyone loves another. When I walk on certain shores, under branches and through pastures, if I hear birds sing with passion then with love and all my heart and all I know of troubadour art I make up songs of every sort. I feel happy, all of a sudden, when I hear birds sing in summer.
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SONG OF A WRONGED TROUBADOUR Never have I seen such wrong as what this nobleman does to me, and everybody in these parts knows exactly what I mean: the nobleman, whenever he likes, goes to bed with his lovely wife and doesn’t pay me the slightest heed! He doesn’t fear me in the least but holds me in disdain instead, for his wife, whom he adores, will give him sons until she’s dead:
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