Aucassin and Nicolette
Aucassin has returned from the viscount's house,
In the throes of deep pain.
On the subject of his friend with the glowing face,
nothing could comfort him,
no one could give him good advice.
He went toward the palace
inside which he struggled up the steps.
He entered a chamber
where he started to cry
and he abandoned himself to his pain
and he missed his friend:
"Nicolette, so beautiful when you are still,
so beautiful when you come and go,
so beautiful when you play, so sweet when you speak,
so beautiful when you joke and jest,
so beautiful when you kiss me and embrace me...
It's for you that I am so afflicted
and so harshly treated
that I don't believe I will survive it,
my sister, my sweet friend."
Contributed by: Kristen Lawson