Leonidas of Tarentum

Fortune's Favour - Poem by Leonidas of Tarentum

They say that I am small and frail,
And cannot live in stormy seas;
It may be so; yet every sail
Makes shipwreck in the swelling breeze.
Not strength nor size can then hold fast;
But Fortune's favour, Heaven's decree:
Let others trust in oar and mast;
But may the gods take care of me.

Topic(s) of this poem: fate

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Translated by Charles Merivale

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 2, 2015

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