Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Epigraph for Book, Take Two


Ō lectūre meum, censor rĕvĕrende, lĭbellum
            tūque, Ō quī carpens summa lĕgēs cĕlĕre:
Sit dĭgĭtus quamvīs fŏlĭa in volvenda părātus,
            Attămen hōs, quaesō, noscĭte versĭcŭlōs.      
Ēn, quī tot mentēs, quī tanta vŏlūmina mensus
            scripsĕrăt hunc tandem – pignĕra docta! – tŏmum.
At mea CLAVDIA sīc, sīc fātur ŎLĪVĬA fortis:
            “DOCTRĪNĀ noster plūra subēgit AMOR.”



Friday, September 11, 2015

Epigraph for Book, First Four Verses


Ō lectūre meum, censor rĕvĕrende, volūmen
            tūque, Ō quī carpens summa legēs celere:
Sit digitus quamvīs folia in volvenda parātus,
            Attamen hōs, quaesō, noscite versiculōs.




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Effigies Glaciei Edulis


Haec glăcĭes quamquam pŏsĭta est ardente călōre
rōbur ceu dūrum, permănĕt usque tămen.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

On the Skeleton of a Ship at Visitor's Center, Salem, MA

Fracta carîna iacet; divulsa â marmore; prôrâ
nec sensûra umquam caerula frêta suâ. 


There lies the broken ship, rent from the marble sea.
Nor will it ever feel the azure with its prow again.  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

CLAVDIA SAEPE ROGAS (ADVMBRATIO SECVNDA)

CLAVDIA SAEPE ROGAS, CLAVDENTES VNDE ORIANTVR
     VERSVS, CVR MVSAE VERSER IN ARTE LEVIS.
TV MIHI FIS CAVSAE RELIGANS MANANTIA AD ALNVM
     STRAGVLA CVM LALLAS, GAVDET ET OMNE NEMVS


Claudia, you often ask where my limping verses come from;
     why I engage in the art of a trivial muse.
You become their cause then, when, fastening the dripping sheets 
     up to an alder, you sing, and the entire grove rejoices.  

Saturday, December 28, 2013





CLAVDIA SAEPE ROGAS (ADVMBRATIO)

CLAVDIA SAEPE ROGAS CLAVDENTES VNDE ORIANTVR
     VERSVS, QVOR MVSAE VERSAR IN ARTE LEVIS?
ESTNE TVVS SERMO LEVIS; EST CREPITANTIBVS AVSTER
     ARBORIBVS LEVIS; EST MAGNVS ET ALTVS AMOR?
HAEC MIHI SVNT CAVSAE, LICET VT SVA MAENALA LVSTRENT        
     PAN FAVNIQVE; SONET FISTVLA PER NEMORA.
VRBS MEA, O, QVAMQVAM NEQVE GRANDIS NEC MEMORANDA
     MAENALA SIT MIHI; VOX ET MEA FISTVLA SIT.
DESINE MIRARI QVOR SIM SEMPER MEDITATVS
     VERSVS: NON SINE TE CARMINA MVSA DABIT.                               


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

                CLAUDIA SAEPE ROGAS CLAVDENTES VNDE ORIANTVR
                          VERSVS: NON SINE TE DISTICHA MVSA CANET
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In aliis cod. pro "DISTICHA" legitur "CARMINA"

Claudia, you often ask me where my limping verses come from./ Without you, my Muse won't sing.