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

Comments about Tears For Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/21/2017 4:47:00 AM)

    a different translation of the same poem: Catullus' Carmen 2 (''Passer, deliciae meae puellae, '') [see 25] (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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