(310/305 BC / Cyrene, Ancient Libya)

Embrace Me Not - Poem by Callimachus

By mighty Pan and Bacchus' greater name,
Beneath these embers lurks a spreading flame.
Embrace me not; tho' streams in silence fall,
They sap the basis of the best built wall:
Embrace me not; left this invading fire
Should be but love, and fiercer flames inspire.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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