Coincidentally, when our beloved dog died a few weeks ago, I tried (for the first time in many years) to write a proper little poem, in elegiac couplets, to mark her passing. I've cheated a little bit with the metre in the first line, but otherwise it seems to work OK, although the Latin is clumsy at some points. I wonder if those more expert than I (Qimmik?) could suggest any improvements:
flete canem nobis maerentibu’ semper amatam,
unica, laeta comes: GEORGIA nomen erat.
saltatrix, soror ac venatrix, dulcis amica,
monstrabant aures caudaque laetitiam.
iamque terant pectus manes tibi semper abunde;
mentibus in nostris GEORGIA permaneat.
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on Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.