In Poetry Courtly Love, Arnaut Daniel was known as the Grand Master of Love.

This is the third of four(4) poems from Arnaud Daniel I have selected for your reading pleasure. In Poetry Courtly Love, few poets enjoyed greater acclaim than Arnaud Daniel.

D'autra guiz e d'autra razo (In another way, on another subject)

In another way, on another subject,

from what I'm used to, I'd better sing;

and don't you think that out of my grief

I hope to compose a good song,

but I have to move to mercy

many, singing about her who blames me wrongly,

since I have a chance, lest I'd talk but to three.

I must find compassion and forgiveness,

unless the rightful usage has gone

that doesn't prevent me from begging for compassion;

Compassion saved the thief

whom no other good could save;

as for my life, I have no more comfort:

therefore, if right doesn't help me, let Compassion do it.

Then, has man any right in love? No,

but fools could think so

just as, if one'd like to, he could accuse

the French of not being Gascon

or the ship of sinking before reaching Bari:

alas! for such a crime I'm taken by death,

because otherwise, by Christ, I don't know what I

did wrong.

Now I know, and I like it so,

that one does not part lightly from the one whom he craves,

instead, he gets a humble and tender heart,

even if she denies her grace temporarily:

I say this about me, who cannot stop loving

her that took all my joy and my pleasure away,

instead, the worse she treats me, the more I persist.

At last, lords and companions,

by God, before she utterly wastes me,

pray her to whom my love clings

to pity me as hers,

and say, you all, since I don't dare name her:

"Fair one, take Arnaut in your heart for us

and don't throw his singing away".

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