Lais

A lai (or lay lyrique, "lyric lay", to distinguish it from a lai breton) is a lyrical, narrative poem written in octosyllabic couplets that often deals with tales of adventure and romance. Lais were mainly composed in France and Germany, during the 13th and 14th centuries. The English term lay is a 13th-century loan from Old French lai. The origin of the French term itself is unclear; perhaps it is itself a loan from German Leich (reflected in archaic or dialectal English lake, "sport, play").The terms note, nota and notula (as used by Johannes de Grocheio) appear to have been synonyms for lai ...more

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Lewis Turco
I saw sunrises fade and burn among fleets of sparks. The moon blossomed like a lily carved of bone... The Death of the Astronaut, page 390.
Lewis Turco, The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics

Melisa S. Ramonda
...hay algo que he pensado desde que te conocí, y es que si la plata pudiera realmente hacerme algún daño, hubiera temido mucho de tus ojos. Tus ojos lo dicen todo, todo el tiempo. Siempre que me miras es con una intensidad que me deja ciego, me desorienta. Me somete.(...)Y ese rubor en tus mejillas hace que tus ojos se vean aún más hermosos, grises como la plata. Yo también te amo, Johanna. - Nikolai Valinchenko
Melisa S. Ramonda, Rasguños en la puerta

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