Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hey, how come?

                            Why do these

Poor things long so to go back to the light up there?

                               The poor souls

How can they crave our daylight so?

Dialogue of Aeneas and Anchises
Aeneid, Book VI
19 BC 
op. post.

i    David Ferry
     Bewilderment: New Poems
       and Translations
     op. cit.

ii   Robert Fitzgerald
      Random House, 1983©

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