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Catullus: Sparrow, Delight of my Darling (Latin and English)

Sparrow, delight of my darling
playing with you at her breast
offering her fingertip
provoking you to bite at it

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Catullus: “You ask how many of your kisses, Lesbia”

Quaeris, quot mihi basiationes tuae, Lesbia, sint satis superque. quam magnus numerus Libyssae harenae lasarpiciferis iacet Cyrenis oraclum Iouis inter aestuosi et Batti ueteris sacrum sepulcrum; aut quam sidera multa, … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ed Ochester: Poetry

I too dislike it the mystified truisms the dusty puzzle-prunes the theatrical exaggerations: “the brutal crescendo of woodworms”— yet I think of O’Hara’s delight in the endless pleasures of quotidian … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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