Hadrian: Death Song (From Latin)

Death Song
By Emperor Hadrian
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

You spirited little wanderer
My soul, sole guest of my home body
Where are you quickening to now
Solemn, sullen, pale, bare after
The way you used to laugh at things? 

The Original:

Animula, vagula, blandula
Hospes comesque corporis
Quae nunc abībis in loca
Pallidula, rigida, nūdula,
Nec, ut solēs, dabis iocōs


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