Symphosius Riddle 68: Specular


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Perspicior penitus nec luminis arceo visus,
Transmittens oculos ultra mea membra meantes;
Nec me transit hiems, sed sol tamen emicat in me.


I am seen through from within and do not hinder the eye’s sight,
Transmitting the visions passing beyond my parts;
The cold does not pass through me, and yet the sun springs out in me.

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This edition is based on Raymond T. Ohl, ed. The Enigmas of Symphosius. PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1928.

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