Anacreon

(570 BC – 488 BC)

Beauty - Poem by Anacreon

Horns to bulls wise Nature lends;
Horses she with hoofs defends;
Hares with nimble feet relieves;
Dreadful teeth to lions gives;
Fishes learn through streams to slide;
Birds through yielding air to glide;
Men with courage she supplies;
But to women these denies.
What then gives she? Beauty, this
Both their arms and armour is:
She, that can this weapon use,
Fire and sword with ease subdues.


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  • Rookie - 244 Points Reyvrex Questor Reyes (9/19/2012 6:53:00 AM)

    I gave this a 10. Very inspiring. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012



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