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John Zabawa

«Tundra» 2016

“quam multi Libyco volvuntur marmore fluctus
saevus ubi Orion hibernis conditur undis;

As numerous as the billows churned in the Libyan sea*
where raging Orion sets in wintry waves;”

Vergil, Aeneid 7.718-19

*marmor literally means “marble;” it’s used as a word for the sea in poetry because it’s smooth and sparkling.

 

 

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