I Am Officially Awesome

September 30, 2008 at 1:26 am (Happy, Homework, School)

I just completed a translation of a portion of Ovid’s Metamorphoses from the part about Pryamus and Thisbe into a Shakespearean sonnet.  I am officially amazing.  Happy birthday to me 😀

Here it is (from the part where Pyramus kills himself, thinking Thisbe is dead, when she’s not) (and if it doesn’t make sense, don’t worry – it’s not necessarily supposed to, at least to you 😀 ):

Her blood stain’d mantle he bore to the tree
And cried out as he held it fast to him
“Come, now take my blood’s draught too!”  Then did he
From his belt draw his happy dagger grim
And himself imbrued where the heart doth hop.
Thus conquer’d, he fell supine ‘pon the ground
Blood spouting high from the wound, drop by drop,
Like a broke lead pipe, with a hissing sound
Water burst through, staining the curséd fruit
With spilt soul to a darker hue of night
Arising from the depths of the drench’d root
Those hanging fore’er mindful of their plight.
Lo!  Lest betray her love, she returns thus
And sweet eyes and soul seek her Pyramus

PS Can you catch all the Shakespearean allusions?

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1 Comment

  1. Olivia said,

    That is awesome, you rock!

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