On Gringalet again I ride now glorious Spring glows good
With lengthened leaves grown green that long
For coming summer’s sweet sun to soak.
My dallying days with other duties filled
Have caused a gap too great and gaunt;
I plea for pardon for pain so caused
By my bleak absence from this bench
As other realms awry drew me
Turning eyes north by tempting twists.
Now here is nice news I deem to share:
A new book of my legends, from Lancashire loyally –
The Green Knight translated with knowledge anew
And crafted with linocuts carved for your pleasure!
Yet it cannot be without your help offered
Will you help this book be born
By pledging pure to see it be?
Unbound lets books with your seed corn
Be read anew most handsomely.
Please help bring Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to a new audience!
If you would like to support a new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated and handsomely-illustrated by Michael Smith, author of this blog, please do pledge your support at the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight page at publisher Unbound