Archive for October 29th, 2016

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Third Verse of “The Chess Game of Love” by Bernat Fenollar

Mercury, always ready in his ways,
Painted the board with hues clear and dark:
And made it Time, split into days and nights,
A box to bring the first enclosures.
Crossing it, he divided it into four natures
Of times diverse; and then, in following his guides,
Of each part he made four equal parts.
By dividing in this mode the rest,
The list adds up to four and sixty.


Date: 1475 (original in Catalan); 201? (translation in English)

By: Bernat Fenollar (1438-1516)

Translated by: Josep Miquel Sobrer (1944-2015)