April 5, 2021
To the Editor:
“Ode to Spring,” Horace, “Odes,” Book 4, Number 7:
Diffugere nives, redeunt iam gramina campis
mutat terra vices et decrescentia ripas
flumina praetereunt. . . .
A translation for spring 2021:
The melted snows have fled the fields,
New grasses peek out, their strength returning.
The trees regain their leafy shields,
The bubbling streams start churning.