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phyrefly
March 12th, 2004, 12:01 AM
http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/works/orff-cb/carmlyr.html

Pondering the Latin as it first occurs:

Dum Dianae vitrea
sero lampas oritur
et a fratris rosea
luce dum succenditur,
dulcis aura zephyri
spirans omnes aetheri
nubes tollit:
sic emollit
vis chordarum pectora
et immutat
cor, quod nutat
ad amoris pondera.
(25)

Helen Waddel's renderings from the Latin have an essence rivalled by no others. Waddell had a working knowledge of Migne's Patrilogia Latina, which took up an entire wall of the Stanbrook Library. A working knowledge means recall and recitation at will? It was just tonight I learned a bit more about her life, and found a webpage.

http://www.ulsterhistory.co.uk/helenwaddell.htm

Any others are welcome to attempt and post a translation. Soon I will post Waddell's translation of this seductive sequence.

Li Ho (The Ghost), whose hair turned grey at 18, wandered around town with an assistant and a donkey, carrying his notes in a bag. The translations at the first URL seem somewhat crude, but with Chinese, one needs all the help they can get.

http://www.fa-kuan.muc.de/liho/LIHODB.RXML
http://cjvlang.info/Pfloyd/liho3.html

My reference to the ethereal fire of the Gymnotus are found in Erasmus Darwin. Oral recitations in other languages may bring out more of the shamanic nature of the semantics, yet are obviously good enough as they stand.

http://artemis.austincollege.edu/acad/huc55/darwin.html


Regards,
Phyrefly

phyrefly
March 12th, 2004, 12:11 AM
http://artemis.austincollege.edu/acad/hwc55/darwin.html

phyrefly
March 16th, 2004, 08:41 PM
When Diana lighteth
Late her crystal lamp,
Her pale glory kindleth
At her brother's fire;
Moonlight falleth,
And recalleth
With a sound of lute strings shaken,
Hearts that have denied his reign
To love again.
Hesperus, the evening star,
To all things that mortals are,
Grants the dew of sleep
(Carmina Burana 25, trans. Waddell)

phyrefly
March 16th, 2004, 09:23 PM
When Diana lighteth
Late her crystal lamp,
Her pale glory kindleth
At her brothers fire;
Little straying west winds
Wander over heaven,
Moonlight falleth,
And recalleth,
With a sound of lute strings shaken,
Hearts that have denied his reign
To love again.
Hesperus, the evening star,
To all things that mortals are,
Grants the dew of sleep.
(Carmina Burana 25, trans. Waddell)