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Volume 4, No. 1

From FORMS: II

Zac. The Dicts and Sayings of the Philosophers. Edited by John William Sutton, Medieval Institute Publications, 2006, p. 23.

a. “Ho that hath no power over his witte, he hath no power over his anger.”

She who saves some thunder under her tongue, she saves some thunder under her sorrows.
Crows that hurl coarse curses from their dives, they hurl coarse curses from their lives.
Knowns that settle bland sands in my thoughts, they settle bland sands in my tomorrows.


Note: Translated into contemporary English, “Ho” would be read as “Who.”

Matthew James Babcock

Matthew James Babcock is Professor of English at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.  His books are Private Fire: Robert Francis's Ecopoetry and Prose (U. of Delaware Press); Points of Reference (Folded Word); Strange Terrain (Mad Hat Press); Heterodoxologies (Educe Press); Four Tales of Troubled Love (Harvard Square Editions); and Future Perfect (Ferry Street Books, forthcoming 2019).