Monday, August 14, 2006

In Trutina

In trutina mentis dubia
fluctuant contraria
lascivus amor et pudicitia.
Sed eligo quod video,
collum iugo praebeo;
ad iugum tam suave transeo.

I usually listen to this as sung by Charlotte Church each morning, what I listen to first thing in the morning tends to set the mood for the rest of the day. For those that don't know Latin, one of the accept translations for the prose is this:

I am suspended
Between love and chastity
But I choose
What is before me
And take upon myself the sweet yoke.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ladyred said...

interesting....

i never heard of her...

i used to have a quote in Latin that I so loved, about a past love and the distance between us. i have to look it up again.....

and what mood does your day have after listening to it?

2:23 PM AKDT  
Blogger gus said...

I try to pick up what latin I can when I can.

If I'm sleeping typical mariner fashion, which is to say 2 or 3 hours here or there, then it usually puts me on an even keel at least. However, if I've gotten a full nights rest, this usually makes my day brighter and I go about it relaxed, happy go lucky.

It actually comes from Orff's Carmina Burana, most people know it from the finale in the movie Glory. It's latin/old german poetery set to music.

I've been on a real opera kick lately. Must be having some sort of effect, I'm commonly thought to be at least 10 years younger then I am.

7:12 PM AKDT  
Blogger Ladyred said...

ah i remember some of my boyfriends had slept that way, it was a little unnerving sometimes. although one slept like a log all wrapped up like a damn burrito and he only had a twin bunk needless to say i left in the middle of the night, much better than falling off the bed!

latin......i do like some quotes when i come across them. damn i wish i could find the one i had

i did a search on Church and heard some of her stuff. great voice. i have the 3 tenors on cd, and i have Bocelli. i usually listen to the classical stuff when i'm needing to do something that requires concentration like homework, or i'm just relaxing with an adult beverage, some candles....it's meditative.

5:21 PM AKDT  
Blogger e.e. said...

Gus,
this was beautiful...

11:12 AM AKDT  

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