lunedì 24 dicembre 2018

Carmen Lake

Haec, quae saepe solet vinci, quae vincere raro,
parma tibi, scutum pumilionis erit.

This, which is wont oft to be overcome, rarely to win,
Will be to you a small buckler, but a dwarf’s great shield.

Martial, Epigrams, Book 14, CCXIII
English translation by Walter C. A. Ker

Cuba’s prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso. Photo: CubaxDentro.

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