Happy Vernal Eikas!

“Spring comes, and Venus, and Venus’ messenger

walks winged before her, close on Zephyr’s footprints,

where Mother Flora has strewn the path before him

and filled the world with color and fresh perfumes.”

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, Book V 737-740

translated by Frank Copley (1977)

Spring in Giverny, Morning Effect by Claude Monet (1885)

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  • Excellent! We discussed this briefly during the podcast recording. Today also happens to be Ovid's birthday:


    "The verses of the sublime Lucretius will perish only when a day will bring the end of the world."

    (Carmina sublimis tunc sunt peritura Lucreti / exitio terras cum dabit una dies)

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