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The King of Golden Silk (a poem)

Aurélia Lassaque

"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."

James Thomas

Translated from Occitan by James Thomas