Treasure Island

Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

How Many Kisses: to Lesbia


Lesbia, you ask how many kisses of yours
would be enough and more to satisfy me.
As many as the grains of Libyan sand
that lie between hot Jupiter’s oracle,
at Ammon, in resin-producing Cyrene,
and old Battiades sacred tomb:
or as many as the stars, when night is still,
gazing down on secret human desires:
as many of your kisses kissed
are enough, and more, for mad Catullus,
as can’t be counted by spies
nor an evil tongue bewitch us.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (4/14/2006 3:55:00 PM)

    I love this guy! He does rant on about his affair with Lesbia quite a lot but when your'e in love you can't help yourself! Is tudied him in latin and translated his poems adn I loved them! I guess we're all fortunate that monks discovered his works which were being used as a bung in a wine barrell! (Report) Reply

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