Until I read The Song of the Cid I thought it was just a Hollywood film with Charlton Heston.  In fact, it has some beautiful and tender lines about love, friendship and family, and here, about the advent of spring.  In the last month, we’ve seen that magical transformation, accentuated by one of the coldest months of March and the warmest months of April.

‘El ivierno es exido, que el março quiere entrar.   (Winter was over, March and springtime were coming.)’


Source: The Song of the Cid, trans. Burton Raffel (London: Penguin, 2009), p. 114-5

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