Text and Translations

Del gran golfe de mar
e dels enois dels portz
e del perilhos far
soi, merce Dieu, estortz,
don posc dir e comdar
que mainta malananza
i hai suffert’e maint turmen;
e pos a Dieu platz qu’eu torn m’en
en Lemozi ab cor jauzen,
don parti ab pesanza,
lo tornar et l’onranza
li grazisc, pos el m’o cossen.

(in Akehurst, F.R.P. and Judith M. Davis, eds. A Handbook of the Troubadours. Berkekey and Los Angeles: U of California P, 1995, p. 138-139)

Translation by Bianca-Stela Romaniuc ep. Boularand

From the great gulf of the sea
And the dangers of mountain passes
And the perils of lighthouses,
Thank God, I have escaped!
So now I can relate
How many sicknesses
I’ve suffered, how many fears!
And since God wants me to return
With joy to the Limousin,
Which I left with heavy heart,
I thank him for my return
And the honor that I’ve won.

(in Akehurst, F.R.P. and Judith M. Davis, eds. A Handbook of the Troubadours. Berkekey and Los Angeles: U of California P, 1995, p. 138-139)

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