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!