Vides ut alta
Language: Latin 
Vides ut alta stet nive candidum
Soracte nec iam sustineant onus
  silvae laborantes geluque
    flumina constiterint acuto.

dissolve frigus ligna super foco
large reponens atque benignius
  deprome quadrimum Sabina,
    o Thaliarche, merum diota.

permitte divis cetera, qui simul
stravere ventos aequore fervido
  deproeliantis, nec cupressi
    nec veteres agitantur orni.

quid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere, et
quem Fors dierum cumque dabit, lucro
  adpone, nec dulcis amores
    sperne puer neque tu choreas,

donec virenti canities abest
morosa, nunc et campus et areae
  lenesque sub noctem susurri
    conposita repetantur hora,

nunc et latentis proditor intumo
gratus puellae risus ab angulo
  pignusque dereptum lacertis
    aut digito male pertinaci.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 105