Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The South Wind

      It was as if the South Wind were fanning fire

      Through the fields, or a mountian torrent had leveled

      The farmlands and swept away the oxen's tillage,

      Flattening the hedgerows, and I was a shepherd

      Listening in the dark from some towering rock.

Virgil, Aeneid, book 2, 304-308

Translated by Stanley Lombardo 

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