(570 BC – 488 BC)

Anacreon Poems

41. I Will; I Will; The Conflict's Past 9/19/2012
42. The Vintage 9/19/2012
43. Love's Arrows 9/19/2012
44. The Rose 9/19/2012
45. The Dream 9/19/2012
46. Spring 9/19/2012
47. Wine And Song 9/19/2012
48. Wine The Healer 9/19/2012
49. Here Recline You, Gentle Maid 9/19/2012
50. The Women Tell Me Every Day 9/19/2012
51. Youth And Age 9/19/2012

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Youth And Age

When I see the young men play,
Young methinks I am as they;
And my aged thoughts laid by,
To the dance with joy I fly:
Come, a flowery chaplet lend me;
Youth and mirthful thoughts attend me:
Age be gone, we'll dance among
Those that young are, and be young:
Bring some wine, boy, fill about;
You shall see the old man's stout;
Who can laugh and tipple too,
And be mad as well as you.

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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

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