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Does Pagan know "a l'entrada del tens clar"?
Hello all. I've been a fan of Pagan for years, and after reading through your site I've decided to join.

In Pagan in Exile, Pagan says at one point "...lots of women do that kind of thing, especially in the summer time. Even married ones. Even queens. You only have to listen to the troubadours' songs."

I found a song from the 12th-13th century in Occitan (aka langue d'oc) that personifies April as the queen of joy who is full of love and wants to bestow this to the young bachelors. Is Pagan referencing this song?

It's called "A l'entrada del tens (or temps) clar". YouTube has many versions. Here is where to find the lyrics:

http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/a-troubadour-song-about-spring-from-the-12th-century/

Audio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P1yiOEHPG0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkF-9sbGFKU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mE5ywaHUkQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpqkgP_siXk

What do you think?

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aliensouldream From: aliensouldream Date: 29th June 2014 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
Definitely! Right era, right song, and full of hints of "that kind of thing". Just what Pagan would pick up on (before he gets too holy).

What do you like about the books? I'm a fan of 1 and 2 mostly, myself. I would love to see this comm becoming active again. I've kept it on my friends list because I have such affection for Pagan.
tobie_miri From: tobie_miri Date: 30th June 2014 21:55 (UTC) (Link)
Nice to meet you, aliensouldream!

I like the books for the same simple reasons as when I first read the books at age thirteen: Pagan is hilarious, Isidore is kind of cute (in a "you need a hug" kind of way), and I really like historical fiction.

I think this comm has been talked out, unless we find new things to talk about. I found a bunch of stuff about medieval perceptions of epilepsy but I don't know who else is interested in that kind of thing.
tobie_miri From: tobie_miri Date: 30th June 2014 21:57 (UTC) (Link)
Inquiring minds want to know: how would the characters react to hearing this song? Roland? Pagan? Jordan? Isidore? Babylonne (for those who read that book?) I'm curious as to what you think.
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