Friday, 19 August 2016

Hadrian's animula vagula



Animula, vagula, blandula 
Hospes comesque corporis
Quae nunc abibis in loca
Pallidula, rigida, nudula,
Nec, ut soles, dabis iocos…

My breast's guest would rest in dirt
But, sweet cheat, must longer flirt
Stripped of wit, pallid, nude,
Yet onward tryst. The jest is crude

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