by Caelius Firmianus Symphosius (flourished 4th - 5th century CE)
Translation © by Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

In caput ingredior, quia de pede pendeo...
Language: Latin 
In caput ingredior, quia de pede pendeo solo: 
Vertice tango solum, capitis vestigia signo; 
Sed multi comites casum patiuntur eundem.

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Hung from a foot, I walk upon my head
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