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post Feb 10 2012, 02:39 PM
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Can you tell me what that means?


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post Feb 10 2012, 03:45 PM
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The name of an album of ambient music recorded in 2001.

In any case, it seems taetra is Latin for "offensive" so I would guess they have tried to translate 'Hideous Absinthe' into Latin!


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post Feb 10 2012, 09:44 PM
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It's the title of a poem by Ernest Dowson who no doubt borrowed the words from Lucretius, who wrote in De Rerum Natura that doctors would beguile children into drinking a medicine of foul-tasting wormwood (absinthia taetra) by coating the glass with honey.


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post Feb 11 2012, 01:25 PM
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Thank you very much. I was considering translating some of these poems into Finnish and reading them in certain occasion.


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post Feb 11 2012, 08:03 PM
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In that case, whatever Finnish words capture the intent of "foul wormwood" or "disgusting wormwood" would probably be appropriate.


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post Feb 11 2012, 08:04 PM
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It's nice that they warn people not to drink it.

Or a I missing a goth subtext?


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post Feb 11 2012, 11:45 PM
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You're missing an "m".

But to translate the poem, the title should probably be left in Latin, and if necessary at the reading, explained in Finnish.

It's no secret that wormwood is nasty. If absinthe were to be made the way that old medicine was, nobody would want to drink it. I believe the poem deals in what is commonly called irony. Maybe it's ironic that Lucretius mentioned tricking children into drinking it, and Dowson supposedly was in love with an 11-year-old girl, who spurned him, causing him to drink more, not less.


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post Feb 12 2012, 01:12 AM
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I was in love with an 11 year old once, but I was 8. No poetry or absinthe involved, just innocence and stupidity. Sometimes I wonder about pederasts. Obviously it's horrible and can seriously traumatize the child, but I wonder if pedophiles have some brain mis-wiring that made them fail to outgrow their childish attractions, like Michael Jackson. Not to mention the fact that pedophilia is enshrined in some religions (read Mohammed's musings about his 9 year old crush). It's a peculiar phenomenon I don't comprehend, and I think it's equally sad for both the molester and the molestee.
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The only sad thing about the molester is they rarely get what they deserve.

Their balls smashed with the claw end of a hammer…


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Artemis beats Google any day!


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post Feb 21 2012, 11:18 AM
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I spoke about this to my friend who has a small book business. He got interested and we thought we could collaborate to make a small booklet with absinthe poems translated to Finnish, and even make some prints for sale. I know someone who practises photograhy so we could produce the images ourselves. Maybe include a introduction about the history of absinthe. Exciting!


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post Feb 22 2012, 05:26 AM
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Ok, I'm seriously planning this project. If you have any ideas, suggestions etc, bring it up.


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post Feb 22 2012, 04:23 PM
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Check out an example of the best modern printing of an absinthe poetry book I know of, http://www.oxygenee.com/absinthe-buy/books1.html


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post Feb 23 2012, 01:55 PM
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Thanks, that looks excellent.

Btw. I found this Charles Cross' poem with two different headlines. Is the other one accurate?

http://www.absinthe.se/absinthe-poetry#charles_cros

http://absinthehour.com/2009/01/absinthe-p…y-charles-cros/



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