Leonidas of Tarentum

Home - Poem by Leonidas of Tarentum

Cling to thy home! If there the meanest shed
Yield thee a hearth and shelter for thine head,
And some poor plot, with vegetables stored,
Be all that Heaven allots thee for thy board,
Unsavoury bread, and herbs that scatter'd grow,
Wild on the river's brink or mountain's brow,
Yet e'en this cheerless mansion shall provide
More heart's repose than all the world beside.

Topic(s) of this poem: house

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translated by R. Bland

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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