Learn More

Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

Invitation: to Fabullus


You’ll dine well, in a few days, with me,
if the gods are kind to you, my dear Fabullus,
and if you bring lots of good food with you,
and don’t come without a pretty girl
and wine and wit and all your laughter.
I say you’ll dine well, and charmingly,
if you bring all that: since your Catullus’s
purse alas is full of cobwebs.
But accept endearments in return for the wine
or whatever’s sweeter and finer:
since I’ll give you a perfume my girl
was given by the Loves and Cupids,
and when you’ve smelt it, you’ll ask the gods
to make you, Fabullus, all nose.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: girl, food, laughter

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Invitation: to Fabullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. A Life-Lesson, James Whitcomb Riley
  8. Leisure, William Henry Davies
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. Christmas Joy, Anderson Green

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Weeping Heart, Michael P. McParland
  2. The Bluff-masters As Poets, Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. God was born, devon da poet
  4. Her Name, TheSilent Loudness
  5. Inside, Amal Ahmed
  6. To Be Loved, Tom Zart
  7. On Seeing You, I Found A Red Rose Standi.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. By the babbling brook, Christopher Tye
  9. Missionaries And Their Conversions, I My.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. Perverse Ignorance, Right?, Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran
[Hata Bildir]