“When nature suffers because it is destroyed by human activities, the notion of beauty is really losing its meaning, because nothing is more aesthetic than the natural beauty.”-Marieta Maglas More
''Good evening Marieta,
Many thanks for having got in touch with me concerning your poem 'Latina Time'.
I am quite grateful to you for sharing this poem with me and I do not doubt it will be duly appreciated by those who are fortunate enough to peruse it.
Although my Latin goes back many years and is now rather rusty, I have done my best to get into the spirit of your very words, the images that you convey, and the emotion that can be felt behind the verses.
To use an ante-chronological approach, I wanted to comment on the last verse you have written, 'Sed ipse Spiritus postulat pro nobis, gemitibus inenarrabilibus'. How very true, but equally potent in a modern Society that has renounced its Christian roots & core values.
'Ipse enim Spiritus testimonium reddit spiritui nostro, quod sumus filii Dei.' Rom.VIII: 16, as can be read in Saint Jerome's version of the Vulgate...
Thank you, Marieta, for this precious reminder.
Your poem is all the more valuable to me as you have been able to express the sheer savagery of our modern age.
May I ask you if you are speaking and writing out of experience? We are both about the same age, still your classicism is timeless (no pun intended) .
Please feel free to send me an email when you want to; I shall be most happy to read from you.
Many years ago, I too had written a poem on a similar subject (in French) .
Nowadays, I tend to write, when I do write at all, essentially in French or German, or sometimes, when emotion is about to engulf me, in Yiddish.
Harold Khelfia Schreiberg
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