martedì 11 dicembre 2018

Fading Tracks

Sordidior caeno cum sit toga, calceus autem
candidior prima sit tibi, Cinna, nive:
deiecto quid, inepte, pedes perfundis amictu?
Collige, Cinna, togam; calceus ecce perit.

When your toga, Cinna, is dirtier than mud,
And your shoe whiter than the new-born snow,
Why, foolish man, do you let your garment hang down over your feet?
Gather up your toga, Cinna; or your shoe will be quite spoilt.

Martial, Epigrams, Book 7, XXXIII
English translation by Walter C. A. Ker

艾未未 (Ài Wèiwèi), Laundromat, 2012. Photo credit: 艾未未 (Ài Wèiwèi) Studio.

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