Odes 4, 25

La terre les eaux va buvant,
L’arbre la boit par sa racine
La mer éparse boit le vent,
et le soleil boit la marine ;
Le soleil est beu de la lune ;
Tout boit, soit en haut ou en bas :
Suivant ceste reigle commune,
Pourquoy donc ne boirons-nous pas?
                                                                                               The earth goes on drinking the rain,
                                                                                               The tree drinks in earth through its roots
                                                                                               The scattered seas drink the wind,
                                                                                               And the sun drinks the ocean;
                                                                                               The sun is drunk by the moon.
                                                                                               All things drink, high or low;
                                                                                               Following this common rule
                                                                                               Why then will we not too?

About fattoxxon

Who am I? Lover of all sorts of music - classical, medieval, world (anything from Africa), world-classical (Uzbek & Iraqi magam for instance), and virtually anything that won't be on the music charts... Lover of Ronsard's poetry (obviously) and of sonnets in general. Reader of English, French, Latin & other literature. And who is Fattoxxon? An allusion to an Uzbek singer - pronounce it Patahan, with a very plosive 'P' and a throaty 'h', as in 'khan')

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