Propertius Poems

1. The Homecoming 11/29/2003
2. An Early Summons 12/6/2003
3. Waylaid By Love 12/6/2003
4. An Early Visit 12/6/2003
5. Deliverance 12/6/2003
6. Recovery 12/6/2003
Best Poem of Propertius


That trust is empty, woman, you place in your beauty's power,
long since grown overproud by my admiring.
Such honors once were paid you, Cynthia, by our love:
I feel ashamed my verse exalted you.
I culled so many beauties and blent them for your praise
so love could believe you were what you were not.
So often I compared your hue to rosy dawn,
when your face gleamed with whiteness you applied.
But what my family's friends could never free me from,
nor Thessaly's witches purge with a whole vast sea,
I have myself, all uncompelled by fire or ...

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