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

When Spring adorns the dewy scene
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
When Spring adorns the dewy scene,
How sweet to walk the velvet green,
And hear the west wind's gentle sighs,
As o'er the scented mead it flies!
How sweet to mark the pouting vine,
Ready to burst in tears of wine;
And with some maid, who breathes but love,
To walk, at noontide, through the grove,
Or sit in some cool, green recess--
Oh, is this not true happiness?

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