Untouched grapevines, Virgil, voluptuous leaves !...
And the peerless beauty of words equal to no other,
Deep as the tangible songs of the cicadas
Dancing beneath the orchestra of honeysuckles!
VIRGIL: The most famous poet of ancient Rome, Virgil (or Vergil), born 15
October 70 B.C. near Mantua (Italy), died 21 September 19 B,C., wrote the
Aeneid, one of the greatest epic poems in human history. Raised on a farm in
northern Italy, he made his way to Rome as an adult and gained fame for his
collections of poems Eclogues (around 39 B.C.) and Georgies (29 B.C.). Virgil
died before finishing the work, but it was published (tradition has it that he
wanted it destroyed after his death) and became a revered text for centuries.
In medieval Europe Virgil became an almost mystical personage, with magic
powers attributed to him and his work (he is used as the guide to Hell in Dante's
Inferno). The Renaissance revived scholarly study of the Aeneid and Virgil is still
considered the greatest of Roman poets.
For Kevin Hunter
Solemn Nubia under a sun of fire,
You, a young pharaoh dressed in virgin linen,
The lapping of the water came to turn the banks green
And render more magnificent the brightness of your hair!
Melting with emotion, I held your hand
Against my heart wounded by airborne dreams!
迷人的美景 --给 Kevin Hunter 火热太阳下庄重的努比亚， 你，披纯亚麻衣服的年轻法老, 潮水拍绿了堤岸 把你亮丽的头发变得更加华美！ 被情感所融化，我握你的手 贴近我那被腾空之梦所伤害的心！ 注：努比亚（Nubia），非洲东北部一地区，历史上曾为一古国。
--给 Kevin Hunter