Voyages from I to Thou.

Location: Skellig Michel, Ireland

Friday, January 28, 2005

The song-quest

To base my song letter,
I go on a quest and lead back,
as by a bridle, fine words,
well-loaded words, full of
a strange and natural sense
not everyone knows how to unveil.

-- Gui de Limoges (1138-99)
transl. Jack Lindasy


A scribe dealing with the work of Limoges in the next century wrote: "A man could indeed have a subtle spirit who could understand it from one end to the other."


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