Remarkable Verse: An Unbearable Emotion
December 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
misero quod omnes
Eripit sensus mihi; Nam simul te
Lesbia aspexi, nihil est super mî
Quod loquar amens
Lingua torpet, tenuis sub artus
Flamma dimanant, sonitu suopte
Tinniunt aures, gemina teguntur
-Catulus. LI, 5.
*How pitiable I am. Love snatches my senses from me. As soon as I see you, Lesbia, I can say nothing to you, I am out of my mind; my tongue sticks in my mouth; a fiery flame courses through my limbs, my ears are ringing and darkness covers both my eyes.
Taken from Michel de Montaigne: The Complete Essays, On Sadness.
That is what one would say, when one needs to express an unbearable passion.