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Ma bele amor

Poem (Canso): 

Ma bele amor, por tu j’ere vaillant
Et tot combatrai estre ton amant.
M’atainds a mort avuec tu merci grant.
Sui mauvais que por mi amor atant.
Espér qu’est mon ou mais esteinds m’allant:
Ne vis sans tu amor.


My beautiful love, for you I will be valiant
And fight any and all to be your lover.
You wound me to the death with your great mercy.
I am unworthy that love should wait for me.
I hope it is mine, or already you extinguish my liveliness:
I cannot live without your love.