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

Mira tibi referam nostrae primordia...
Language: Latin 
Mira tibi referam nostrae primordia vitae: 
Nondum natus eram, nec eram iam matris in alvo; 
Iam posito partu natum me nemo videbat.

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Chick in the Egg
Language: English  after the Latin 
Mine was the strangest birth under the sun
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