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A Hymn To Venus

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O Venus, beauty of the skies,
To whom a thousand temples rise,
Gaily false in gentle smiles,
Full of love-perplexing wiles;
O goddess, from my heart remove
The wasting cares and pains of love.

If ever thou hast kindly heard
A song in soft distress preferred,
Propitious to my tuneful vow,
A gentle goddess, hear me now.
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Mahtab Bangalee 26 February 2020
excellent Hymn To Venus- Celestial visitant, once more Thy needful presence I implore. In pity come, and ease my grief, Bring my distempered soul relief, Favour thy suppliant's hidden fires, And give me all my heart desires. /// praiseworthy Hymn on the goddess of beauty Venus/// truly enjoyable
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Chinedu Dike 21 October 2019
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful work of art..........................................................................
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Deborah Taylor-French 03 February 2019
I am looking for the translater's name. Where do you put them on works in translation?
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MadMax 28 June 2018
Truly a lesbo icon. Absolute homosexual mad lad.????
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Sylvaonyema Uba 19 November 2017
Poem built on aesthetic beauty. Good style and good delivery. Sylva.
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Very good m8 19 November 2017
Very good lyric for a song
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 19 November 2017
Invoking the divine through these lines of a lovely poem. Great sharing sir.
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Rajnish Manga 19 November 2017
The poem reflects many faces of longing and love for the beloved. A divine invocation. Thanks. Though now he shuns thy longing arms, He soon shall court thy slighted charms; In pity come, and ease my grief, Bring my distempered soul relief,
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i had no idea that poetry rhymed back in Sappho's day so this poem answers a timeless question; which came first prose or rhyme? at any rate beautiful poem still timeless and timely after all these centuries...
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* Sunprincess * 06 June 2014
...............truly love this rhyming poem.....a joy to read....
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