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Εις χελιδονα

Language: Greek (Ελληνικά)

Σὺ μέν, φίλη χελιδόν,
ἐτησίη μολοῦσα
θέρει πλέκεις καλιήν,
χειμῶνι δ᾽ εἶς ἄφαντος
ἢ Νεῖλον ἢ ᾽πὶ Μέμφιν·
Ἔρως δ᾽ ἀεὶ πλέκει μευ
ἐν καρδίηι καλιήν.
Πόθος δ᾽ ὃ μὲν πτεροῦται,
ὃ δ᾽ ὠιόν ἐστιν ἀκμήν,
ὃ δ᾽ ἡμίλεπτος ἤδη·
βοὴ δὲ γίνετ᾽ ἀεί
κεχηνότων νεοττῶν·
Ἐρωτιδεῖς δὲ μικρούς
οἱ μείζονες τρέφουσιν·
οἳ δὲ τραφέντες εὐθύς
πάλιν κύουσιν ἄλλους.
τί μῆχος οὖν γένηται;
οὐ γὰρ σθένω τοσούτους
Ἔρωτας ἐκσοβῆσαι.

Translation(s): ENG

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Text added to the website: 2010-04-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:39
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