Tatwine Riddle 36: De ventilabro


Date: Wed 05 Jan 2022
Original text:

Quae me fata manent iuris testor rogitanti,
Nam, geminis captus manibus, persolvere cogor
Ius, sinuamine complexas et spargere sordes,
Semina quod vitae pululent in pectore solo.


I affirm to him asking which fates await me by law,
For, seized by two hands, I am compelled to fulfill
My duty, and to scatter with a back-and-forth movement the bad bits that I grasped,
So that only the seeds of life sprout in the breast.

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