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Arnaut Daniel. Er vei vermeils, vertz, blaus, blancs, gruocs

[first stanza, published in Pound's essay on Arnaut, LE 139.

See Poems and Translations for Pound's translation of the entire poem.]

 

 

 

 

Er vei vermeils, vertz, blaus, blancs, gruocs

Vergiers, plans, plais, tertres e vaus;

Eil votz des auzels sona e tint

 Ab doutz acort maitin e tart.

Som met en cor qu'ien colore mon chan

D'un' aital flor don lo friutz sia amors,

E jois lo grans, e l'olors d'enoi gandres.

Vermeil, green, blue, peirs, white, cobalt,

Close orchards, hewis, holts, hows, vales,

And the bird-song that whirls and turns

Morning and late with sweet accord,

Bestir my heart to put my song in sheen

t'equal that flower which hath such properties,

It seeds in joy, bears love, and pain ameises. 

 

"And for the rest any man who would read Arnaut and the troubadours owes great thanks to Emil Levy of Freiburg i/B for his long work and his little dictionary (Petit Dictionnaire Provençal-Français, Karl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, Heidelberg) and to U. A. Canello, the first editor of Arnaut, who has shown, I think, great profundity in his arrangement of the poems in their order, and has really hit upon their sequence of composition, and the development of En Arnaut's trobar; and lastly to René Lavaud for his new Tolosan edition" (LE 115).

 

 

REFERENCES

Daniel, Arnaut. "Er vei vermeills, vertz, blaus, blancs, gruocs" (Prov. "I see scarlet, green, blue, white, yellow"). La vita e le opere del trovatore Arnaldo Daniello. Ed. Ugo Angelo Canello. Halle: Max Niemayer, 1883. Internet Archive.

Daniel, Arnaut. "Er vei vermeills, vertz, blaus, blancs, gruocs" (Prov. "I see scarlet, green, blue, white, yellow"). Les Poésies d‘Arnaut Daniel. Réédition critique d’après Canello. Avec traduction française et notes. Ed. René Lavaud. Toulouse: Édouard Privat, 1910. 80-85. Internet Archive.

Daniel, Arnaut. "Er vei vermeills, vertz, blaus, blancs, gruocs" (Prov. "I see scarlet, green, blue, white, yellow"). English translation by Ezra Pound. In Ezra Pound. Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: Library of America, 2003. 497.

Pound, Ezra. "Arnaut Daniel." Literary Essays. New York: New Directions, 1968, 139; 115.

 

 

 

 

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