|Llull’s Llibre de meravelles
(BNF Fr. 189, fol. 283),
second half of the 15th-century
You have my new cat Luna to thank for this blog post. I’m lounging with my tablet because she wants a nap.
While the poem was written by an Irish monk it was found in a monastery near today’s Austria on Reichenau Island. In the poem, the monk compares his search for knowledge to the cat’s hunt for mice and the pleasure both get from their efforts.
So in peace our tasks we ply,
Pangur Bán, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.
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