by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE)

Ille mi par esse deo videtur
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): SPA
Ille mi par esse deo videtur,
ille, si fas est, superare divos,
qui sedens adversus identidem te
  spectat et audit

dulce ridentem, misero quod omnis
eripit sensus mihi, nam simul te,
Lesbia, aspexi, nihil est super mi
  [vocis in ore,]1

lingua sed torpet, tenuis sub artus
flamma demanat, sonitu suopte
tintinant aures, gemina teguntur
  lumina nocte.

Otium, Catulle, tibi molestum est:
otio exsultas nimiumque gestis:
otium et reges prius et beatas
  perdidit urbes.

J. Novák sets stanzas 1-3

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 73