Treasure Island

Theognis

(540 BC - 480 BC / Greece)

Fragments - Lines 1353 - 1356


Bitter and sweet, alluring and tormenting:
Such, till it be fulfilled, Kyrnos, is love to the young;
For if one finds fulfillment, it proves sweet; but if, pursuing,
One fails of fulfillment, then of all things it is most painful.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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