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Lude fistula tua

Poem (Canso): 

Lude fistula tua, Sibilus dulcis,
Sine canti rustici Musa lyrica
Nos conducere in saltatis lascivis.
Ad ripam Loirae, dum ludis musica,
Ornabo comam Aurea mea lilis,
Et necteret meam cum quercus gallica.
Nos fruemur in umbra laurei perennis
In clivo ubi floret ars poetica.


Play your pipe, sweet Sibilus,
And let the rustic songs of your lyrical Muse
Lead us in the playful dances.
And on the bank of the Loire, as you play the music,
I will decorate the hair of my Aurea with lilies,
And she will wreathe mine with Gallic oak.
We will enjoy ourselves in the shade of the evergreen laurel
Upon the hillside where the art of poetry blooms.