Beatriz de Dia (born c. 1140 - flourished circa 1175, Provence) was the most famous of a small group of trobairitz, or female troubadours who wrote courtly songs of love during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
A chantar m’er de so q”ieu no voldria
I must sing, whether I want to or not.
I feel so much pain from him whose
friend I am,
For I love him more than anything.
But neither grace nor courtesy has
any effect on him,
Nor my beauty, my decency, or my
I am despised and betrayed,
As though I were worthless.