Day Thirty-Seven and Thousands of Kisses!
Posted by Elisa Beatty Feb 15 2011, 2:59 am
Here’s a sweet one, from the Roman poet Catullus:
Let us live, my Lesbia, let us love,
and all the talk of the stern old men,
let it be worth no more than a penny!
Suns may set, and suns may rise again:
but when our brief light has set,
night is one long everlasting sleep.
Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred,
then another thousand, and then another hundred,
and, when we’ve counted up the many thousands,
let us confuse them so as not to know them all,
so that no enemy may cast an evil eye,
when he finds out that there were so many kisses.