Sunday, March 12, 2006

Spring Song in Latin Elegiacs: "de Veris Reditu"

vere ego surgentes admirans gramine flores
et mihi cantantes dulcia carmina aves
dimitto officia et malo his ludere nugis
legere quam chartam , terse Tibulle, tuam.


in admiring the flowers, as they rise up with spring
and the birds singing sweet songs to me
duties I forgo, And I prefer to play with
these trivial verses, rather than read your learned page, concise Tibullus.

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