Daphne. Picture

This drawing is inspired by the myths of Daphne in Greek mythology.

„‚Fer, pater‘, inquit ‚opem, si flumina numen habetis!
Qua nimium placui, mutando perde figuram!‘
Vix prece finita torpor gravis occupat artus:
Mollia cinguntur tenui praecordia libro,
in frondem crines, in ramos braccia crescunt;
pes modo tam velox pigris radicibus haeret,
ora cacumen habet: remanet nitor unus in illa.
Hanc quoque Phoebus amat positaque in stipite dextra
sentit adhuc trepidare novo sub cortice pectus
complexusque suis ramos - ut membra - lacertis
oscula dat ligno, refugit tamen oscula lignum.“
– Ovid: Metamorphosis: Book 1, Verse 545-556

I used to learn Latin in school and I had to translate Ovid's Metamorphoses.

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