Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quae Videntur Sunt Fluxa

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Quae Videntur Sunt Fluxa
Quod cernis, nihil est: volat atri turbinis instar;
Sed quod non cernis, esse perenne putes.

Here is the vocabulary:

qui - who, which, that
video - see
sum - be, exist
fluxus - flowing, transient, frail
cerno - see, discern, look
nihil - nothing
volo - fly
ater - black, gloomy, unlucky
turbo - whirlwind, tornado
instar - image, likeness, equal of
sed - but
non - not, no
perennis - everlasting, perennial
puto - think, suppose, reckon