Re: Laura Robson: The Silver Medal Years 2012-
The poem is about a guy who's partner is cheating on him. I had no idea the Romans had this type of artist. I always thought they fed the emos to the lions at the Circus Maximus but here we are quoting Ovid.
Quando ego non fixus lateri patienter adhaesi,
ipse tuus custos, ipse vir, ipse comes?
scilicet et populo per me comitata placebas;
causa fuit multis noster amoris amor.
turpia quid referam vanae mendacia linguae
et periuratos in mea damna deos?
quid iuvenum tacitos inter convivia nutus
verbaque conpositis dissimulata notis?
dicta erat aegra mihi--praeceps amensque cucurri;
veni, et rivali non erat aegra meo!
In honour of Laura's recent rapping (and because I don't do emo music) I'll render this section with a more modern sensibility.
Girl when'd I eva do you wrong?
Wasn't I yo' bro', yo' man, yo' watcha?
You wa'n't nothing 'fore our thing got goin'
Now cuz of me all the homies wan'be wit'ya
Ain't even gonna start 'bout yo' lying ways,
Cuz God only knows all you said to diss me.
Seen you make eyes at that boy these days,
You trashed the texts you sent but I can see.
When your bestie covers and says you're sick
I came over justa catch you with that d*ck.