Lay for the Day 2nd
Publius Ovidius Naso, the poet Ovid, author of Metamorphoses, died
in exile on this day in AD17.
says, When they turn to you
my thoughts rejoice and travel
like the snakes according to legend
holding their tails in their mouths
and rolling like hoops down the hill,
as I go with her among the grass.
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