Lilit Phra Lo and Twelve Months (Thawathotsamat) are among the earliest works of Thai literature, over 500 years old, both on a theme of love, both distinctive, and both controversial. Lilit Phra Lo is a long narrative poem with an unusual romance, a contest of rival magic, an erotic climax, and a blood-soaked ending. It has been condemned as feudal and indulgent, but celebrated for its flowing poetry and emotional power. Twelve Months is a passionate lament for a lost lover, once greatly acclaimed, but quietly sidelined over the past century for being “too erotic.” Though rooted in Thai culture, both speak to universal themes and have echoes in world literature. These translations by an award-winning team aim to convey not only the meaning of the old Thai originals but also their beauty and emotional power.