Monday, June 29, 2009

Corvus et Scorpion (color-coded)

CORVUS ET SCORPION. More information about this poem and about the color-coding.

Raptabat volucres · captum pede corvus in auras

Scorpion, audaci || praemia parta gulae.

Ast ill(e) infuso
· sensim per membra veneno,

Raptor(em) in Stygias || compulit ultor aquas.

O risu res dign(a)
aliis qui fata parabat,

Ipse perit, propriis || succubuitque dolis.

Notes: In the fifth line, the better caesura would be in the fourth foot, but for the purposes of the color coding here, I have marked it in the third foot.

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