Mar 012013
 

I’ve found even more of these. I enjoy them greatly. They combine two of my favorite diversions: morbidness and mockery.

Immanuel Frances (1618? – 1710?)
Epitaphs

In Memory of a Drunk:
My mouth, ’til my passing, plain water eschewed,
My thirst I slaked only with wine all my years;
Therefore, dear reader, I humbly beseech you
Don’t spill on my gravesite your watery tears.

עמנואל פראנשיס
ציוני קבר

 
לשכור ובשמו
מַיִם מִפִּי עַד יוֹם מוֹתִי כָּלִאתִי
וָאַרְוֶה צִמְאוֹנִי תָמִיד בַּיָּיִן;
לָכֵן פָּנֶיךָ, הַקּוֹרֵא, חִלִּיתִי,
אַל תִּשְׁפֹּךְ עַל קִבְרִי מֵי דִּמְעַת עָיִן.
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Transliteration/תעתיק:

Le-shikór u-vishmó:
Máyim mi-pí ʕad yom motí kalíti
Va-‘arvéh tzim’oní tamíd ba-yáyin;
Lakhéin panékha, ha-koréi, ḥilíti,
‘Al tishpókh ʕal kivrí mei dimʕát ʕáyin.

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