ANIMULA VAGULA
BLANDULA ...
DEAR LITTLE
WANDERING SPIRIT ...
Hadriantr. Arthur McHugh


Animula vagula blandula,
hospes comesque corporis,
quae nunc abibis in loca,
pallidula, rigida, nudula,
nec, ut soles, dabis iocos?


Dear little wandering spirit,
my body's guest and friend,
where are you off to now,
so wan, stiff and naked,
not jesting, as usual?

Trans. Copyright © Arthur McHugh 2007


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