Bestiaries (iii) / stags (i)

Like a tree quick, rooted in the wind…

Provençal-influenced Dafydd ap Gwilym was one of the greatest mediaeval poets. In an insomniac moment last night, I thought I saw a fleeting resemblance between his ffwrch ffoawdr,/Rhediad wybren (antlered fugitive,/with the cloud’s swiftness) and Joan Oliver/Pere Quart’s cérvol/stag, illustrated by Xavier Nogués:

Like a tree quick,
rooted in the wind…
cervol
Previous post here. As far as I know, these gentlemen’s Bestiari is out of print at the moment, which seems a great shame.

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Comments

  1. do you know anything about the latin graffiti on the Cova dels Moros in Cogul?
    Has anyone researched this?
    Any comments would be welcomed!!

  2. I’ve never come across a study of the Latin fragments and I don’t even think they’ve been transcribed. Apparently one says Secundio votum fecit (“Secundio made an offering”). The Iberian inscriptions seem to have received more attention: 1/2/3 links that you may find useful.

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