Latin subjunctive word order?

I want to say something very specific, reminiscent of "fiat iustitia et pereat mundus" in form, but instead using the words of "naturam expellas furca tamen usque recurret". Thus far, I have "recurrat natura et expellatur furca"--"let nature recur, though it be driven out with a pitchfork." (I wouldn't mind, in fact I might even prefer, if it also meant "let nature recur and let the pitchfork be driven out.") Now the thing is, I would like to include "usque" as well. Is this even possible, and if so, what would the correct word order(s) be? "usque recurrat natura et expellatur furca"? "usque recurrat natura et furca expellatur"? I would like "usque" to apply to both "recurrat" and "expellatur".


I should add that I'm going to style it like "RECVRRAT·NATVRA·ET·EXPELLATVR·FVRCA", so there is no difference between "furca" and "furcâ".

Update 2:

What I want it to say is "let nature return though it be driven out with a pitchfork always" (and, if possible, at the same time "let nature return and the pitchfork be driven out always").

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  • 5 years ago
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    Natura usque recurrat et furca expellatur = Let nature always return and the pitchfork be driven out.

    Natura usque recurrat etsi furca expulsa est. = Let nature always return even though it was driven out with a pitchfork.

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