Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Chris Port Blog #87. Poetica Latina Terribilis

© Chris Port, 2011

Sua fodit fames
sepulcrum humilis.
Martyrium est centunculus
in ore vulpis. 

~ Marty Gull

[He dug his own hunger
a shallow grave.
Martyrdom is rags
in the mouth of a jackal.]

Ego et glácies, male lunae occurrit.
Cor conatur evacuare

aqua contra operationem mare.
Tragoedia? Suus tantum aqua. 

~ Marty Gull

[Ego and ice, ill met by moonlight.
Oh the heart is a pump
working against an ocean.
Tragedy? It’s just water.]

[See Marty Says Goodbye To Bob Ratner and footnotes].

O Cor homine figentes. 
Mare est salsa aqua.
Lacrimis ne. 

~ Marty Gull

[Oh, heart of a man in danger of drowning.
The water of the sea is salty.
Not with tears.]

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