Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sibi Canit Et Orbi

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 3:23. What a coincidence: the swan figures in today's poem by Camerarius, too, just as it did in Martial's poem for today.

Sibi Canit Et Orbi
Ipsa suam celebrat sibi mens bene conscia mortem,
Ut solet herbiferum cygnus ad Eridanum.

Here is the vocabulary:

se - reflexive pronoun
cano - sing
et - and, and also, even
orbis - circle, sphere, world
ipse - emphatic adj/pronoun
suus - reflexive possessive
celebro - celebrate, glorify
mens - mind
bene - well
conscius - aware of, knowing
mors - death
ut - as
soleo - be in the habit of
herbifer - grassy, full of herbs
cygnus - swan
ad - to, by
Eridanus - the Eridanus river