Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Book 7

“Outside the courtyard,
Just beyond the doors, are four acres of orchard
Surrounded by a hedge. The trees there grow tall,
Blossoming pear trees and pomegranates,
Apple trees with bright, shiny fruit, sweet figs
And luxuriant olives.”
7.119-124

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2 thoughts on “Book 7

  1. Thanks for painting a beautiful picture in my mind!

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  2. The translator really does create a lovely image.
    My impression so far, and I’ve only finished through Book 12, is that Stanley Lombardo has done a remarkable job of making a Greek text read like a contemporary English one, much like I think the Good News Translation of the Bible does.

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