Two brief passages from POULOLOGOS (in Greek)




The partridge lamenting the taking of her offspring by the hawk trainer (193-205)


The turtledove bemoaning the loss of its partner in a swamp (456-463)




These are two relatively 'modern' and quite moving passages in the otherwise rigid 14th century poem dealing with the debates between wild and domesticated birds invited to King Eagle's son's wedding: enjoy, if you can handle the Greek!