by Anacreon (c582BCE - c485BCE)
Translation by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

How I love the festive boy
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
How I love the festive boy,
Tripping through the dance of joy!
How I love the mellow sage,
Smiling through the veil of age!
And whene'er this man of years
In the dance of joy appears,
Snows may o'er his head be flung,
But his heart--his heart is young.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-19
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