Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

Gaius Valerius Catullus Poems

1. Ave atque Vale 1/20/2003
2. How Many Kisses: to Lesbia 1/1/2004
3. Lesbia’s Sparrow 1/20/2003
4. Let’s Live and Love: to Lesbia 1/1/2004
5. A Warning: to Aurelius 1/1/2004
6. No. 101 (On His Brother's Death) 1/20/2003
7. Advice: to himself 1/1/2004
8. No. 51 1/20/2003
9. Invitation: to Fabullus 1/1/2004
10. His Boat 1/1/2004
11. Sparrow, the Special Delight of My Girl 1/20/2003
12. Flavius’s Girl: to Flavius 1/1/2004
13. Sirmio 1/20/2003
14. Ionic 1/20/2003
15. No. 11 1/20/2003
16. Back from Spain: to Veranius 1/1/2004
17. Home Truths for Varus’s girl: to Varus 1/1/2004
18. Atalanta 1/1/2004
19. Tears for Lesbia’s Sparrow 1/1/2004
20. The God Abandons Antony 1/20/2003

The God Abandons Antony

At midnight, when suddenly you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
don't mourn your luck that's failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive--don't mourn them uselessly:
as one long prepared, and full of courage,
say goodbye to her, to Alexandria who is leaving.
Above all, don't fool yourself, don't say

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