my poem..."to a very dear friend."

jacjessen90's picture

"Valde specialis amicus"

'Bonum, malum vidimus omnes, /
alium adiuvat nos cum caderem,
per tempora anni per /
nostris risu, nostroque ploratu /
ego tibi et mihi et /
consideratis ego propinquans familia /
non sit relicta vacant secreto /
amicitiam valet multo auro /
etiam videtur mundus nigris /
invenies inferre retro /
ostendere signa videre occasum /
Haec sunt in sempiternum non obliviscar /
scire nobis longa credas scimus omnia /
Sed quaedam de nobis quasi Qabala /
scio voles siue conseruatio jam fragum /
si scitis ut vel exponere verbis nisi /
sed quod ardet, et comedit me per medias /
Nosti quam mihi tu diligis?

" to A Very Dear Friend"

the good, and the bad we have seen all, /
we catch each other when we fall
through the seasons of the year/
by our laughter and our tears /
i know you and you know me/
i hold you closer than family /
there's not a secret left untold /
our friendship's worth far more than gold /
when the world seems to turn black /
you find a way to bring me back /
to see the colours or a sunset /
These are the things I will never forget /
to know us this long, we should know all/
But some things about you are like the qaba'al'/
i know if you like strawberry jam or preserves /
you know if i like to expound or save words/
but one thing that burns, that eats me right through /
do you know how much i truly love you?


625539's picture

care to translate? nothing

care to translate?

nothing is permitted. everything is allowed.

MacAvity's picture

Finally my ability to read

Finally my ability to read Latin has paid off... (not that it didn't help to check the English version from time to time...)

Question, though: Why did you not translate the words 'family' and 'black'?

jacjessen90's picture

i was typing so fast that i

i was typing so fast that i didn't realize that i hadn't .....thank you for noticing that....

"to live a day alone, only THAT would be torture! An hour without you, only THAT would be death!" ~gomez and morticia addams
"look at him! i would kill for him! i would die for him! either way what bliss!"~gomez addams