Saturday, February 12, 2005
The Life of the Party
Dennis Mangan expertly translates a fine poem by Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645). Instead of making yourself miserable at a party, follow Quevedo's example:
Retired to the peace of this deserted placeUpdate: Dennis now has a revised translation.
Together with a few but learned books
I live in conversation with those passed away,
And with my eyes listen to the dead.