The King of Golden Silk (a poem)
"Aurélia Lassaque (b. 1983) is a
leading contemporary voice in
Occitan, a language still thought
erroneously by many to have died
with the last troubadours of the
late thirteenth century. . .
[C]ontemporary Occitan literature is still largely a treasure
chest awaiting future English translations. . .
"Her poetry is characterised by a fascination with human
interactions, emotions and the mysteries of the universe, a
probing of the possibilities beyond the rituals and
repetitions of time and the seasons."
Translated from Occitan by James Thomas