Up to date medieval poetry---some funny! Have a look at the translations of medieval/renaissance poetry into modern English http://www.brindin.com/main.htm this is the web's best verse translation website AFAIK like look at what Brindin has in Provençal-----the troubadour language. especially William of Aquitaine from around 1100 or so The way you get it is at the homepage (the old books saying "french", "german", "italian", "other" you click on OTHER http://www.brindin.com/pwpoth.htm and you get a list of dozens of languages and you click PROVENÇAL http://www.brindin.com/pwpoth.htm#provencal and with any luck you see some by William IX of Aquitaine (a rowdy good time medieval charlie whose granddaughter was the famous Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of Richard Lionhearted etc.) of course there's Dante and Petrarch and Rilke and Angiolieri and Vogelweide and Cavalcanti ... too. Tell me if you can find any great European poet from 1100-1900 which Brindin has left out! If I agree I will attempt to remedy the lack.