The cardabelle is the emblematic thistle of Larzac, open like a sun at ground level. It is nailed to the doors, as it has the property of closing when the rain hits it and it serves as a barometer. Perhaps there is a pagan transposition of the vision of Christ nailed to the cross. On the other hand, the image of the dry thistle circling in all winds was used several times by Max Rouquette to speak of the exiles.
Jean GOLGEVIT has tried to be as faithful as possible to the rhythm and the sounds of this language with always the concern which is his that all the voices be singing and, in this case, to give the melody also to the alti.
Max ROUQUETTE was born in 1908 in Argilliers, in the Hérault region of France, and is considered one of the greatest writers of Occitan expression and, beyond that, one of the major authors of the 20th century. Translated into several languages, studied in American Universities and nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature, Max Rouquette died on 24 June 2005 in Montpellier.