Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

Tears For Lesbia’s Sparrow - Poem by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sparrow, my sweet girl’s delight,
whom she plays with, holds to her breast,
whom, greedy, she gives her little finger to,
often provoking you to a sharp bite,
whenever my shining desire wishes
to play with something she loves,
I suppose, while strong passion abates,
it might be a small relief from her pain:
might I toy with you as she does
and ease the cares of a sad mind


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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