If you enjoy …

... reading my translations on this blog, please consider buying a copy of my book, A Crown of Violets: Selected Poems of Renée Vivien from Headmistress Press or Amazon! Renée Vivien (born Pauline Mary Tarn, 1877-1909) was one of the first "out" lesbian poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume makes some of her …

A Renaissance Poem in Translation

The backlog continues ... here is a translation from the French of Clément Marot (1497-1544), who composed this occasional poem to Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549; yes, the Marguerite, princess of France, Queen of Navarre, Duchess of Alençon and Berry, and author of the Heptaméron!) in the happy, halcyon days before FICO credit scores. Reply to the Queen of …