Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The skirts of the dying year

"I suggest for the goats ...
stalls sheltered from wind, facing the winter sun,
... at the time when cold Aquarius is setting
and asperges [sic? "asperses" ? -- to sprinkle holy water on]
the skirts of the dying year."

Virgil, The Georgics, tr. C. Day Lewis, 1964

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