For Jasmine Moir
Hello, Miss More,
. neither with the smallest nose,
nor with the prettiest feet nor with black little eyes
nor with long fingers nor with dry lips
or said so clearly with a your refined tongue
or with your eyes.
Miss of the spendswift from Βύρων,
Does not all the world report that you are beautiful?
Who dares, our Νίκε, even compare with thee?
O! What crude and tasteless times… and what a fool I was to move so fast.
G.V.Catullus 84-54 B.C.E.
(c) Benjamin George Griffin, Tuesday November 29th 11:13:18pm
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