Salvete, fellow poets and writers!
Today I found an old document where I had attempted to start writing a poem in Latin. I must have been in Latin II, because I gave up after the first two words. I worked hard on it today, and thought I’d share it with you. (c)Grace@Grace’s Poetry Blog 2016
Warning: I am an amateur, and I have done my best to translate this poem into Latin. If I have failed in any way, it is only because I am a novice when writing in Latin, especially Latin poetry of all things. *cringes* *deep breath*
Accedere lucem, primus debemus cademus
genua nostrum abrademus, cores noster
saucium erunt. Ac sanguis cursus permanabit,
flumen aggerem velut frangebit, et sic sacrificum
facetur. Sed in futtile hunc non facemus,
quod oportet pluviam gerere ante sol revinit.
Quod oportet tenebrae existere ante lucem est.
Sine labore, lucem accedere non possumus.
In spatio, res omnis causam tenebit
et lux intra nobis urebit:
Mollis pulcherque candor.
To come near the light we must first fall
We will scrape our knees
Our hearts will be wounded.
And running blood will leak
Just as a river breaks the dam,
And thus a sacrifice is made.
But we do not do this in vain,
Because it is necessary to
Bear the rain before the sun returns.
Because it is necessary for
darkness to exist
Before there is light.
Without suffering, we are not
able to come near the light.
In time, all things will have cause
And the light will burn within us:
A soft and beautiful glow.