Sunday, February 26, 2012

Si spumet rubra...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 13.7: a poem in praise of simple fare! That is a philosophy of life that I personally find very congenial myself. :-)

Si spumet rubra conchis tibi pallida testa,
lautorum cenis saepe negare potes.

Here is the vocabulary:

si - if
spumo - froth, foam
ruber - red
conchis - bean
tu - you
pallidus - pale, yellow-green
testa - clay pot
lautus - elegant, luxurious
cena - dinner
saepe - often
nego - say no, deny
possum - can, be able