“Woe to you, oh earth and sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding… 267 more words
Links to the sources of Thibaut’s Roman de la poire.
This poem is a first-person love narrative whose interpolated refrains spell out the names of lover, lady, and ‘Amors’, names that are also spelled out in the main text ‘ensuring that the acrostic exists both horizontally and vertically’ (Butterfield 2002, 246) and forming an authorial identity through the use of commonplace texts (refrains). 199 more words
I like weekends …
First up, this week’s “recommended reading”: