… is the glorious middle english masterpiece, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and rather too long to share here. I am listening to the lovely Simon Armitage translation, which includes along with the alliterative poetic translation a full reading of the poem in the original middle english.
One may read the original text of here, courtesy of the University of Toronto libraries. The goodly and honest readers at Librivox.com offer a fine reading of W.A. Neilson’s prose translation, the text of which can be found here, courtesy of the York University, also in Toronto.
May you one and all have a wonderful holiday season, blessed with friends, family, frivolity and cheer!