"tua pulchra puella" means "your beautiful girl"--your as in the second person possessive adjective: Is that my pretty girl? No, it's your pretty girl."You are a pretty girl" would be "tu pulchra puella" or "pulchra puella es" or, more naturally in Latin, "puella pulchra es" or "es pulchra puella."I love the ending of this poem!
Yes, those are the words stolen from Neil. And it might be the point, really, the incorrect grammar, the fumbling. What do you think?
Found, stolen, jumbled, whatever... I like it. :)And I'm with Mike, the last five lines are like acing the dismount.
Thanks, Mark. I think you were sitting right next to Neil that night I stole those lines. It was summer. We were drinking beer at the Bucket outside.
This is pretty fantastic!
I do remember that. :)
Thanks, Chad. I should steal from Neil more often.It was a very nice evening, late summer...I wonder if I should put a footnote with the correct translation at the bottom?
I might put "Tua pulchrapuella." in italics though... just because I like text within a poem that is spoken to be in italics... personal preference really...
But what about the other spoken stuff?
i'm going to go on record as saying that words spoken by a character in a poem should always be in italics... unless you are trying to be the Cormac McCarthy of poetry...
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