Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Book 12

“You tell me to put my trust in the flight of birds:
but why should I care which direction birds fly in – whether
to the right and the rising sun or the left and darkness.”
(12.222-224)

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2 thoughts on “Book 12

  1. The direction birds flew had to do with luck. Birds, especially crows, coming from the left were a bad omen, hence the word sinister, meaning left in Latin.

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  2. Fascinating.

    It’s certainly a better means than examining entrails!

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