Friday, April 25, 2014

You have the eyes... - love epigram by Rufinus, from the Palatine Anthology

Godward-The Mirror-1899

You have the eyes of Hera, oh Melita, 
Athina's hands and Aphrodite's breasts, 
and Thetis's ankles.
Happy is he who's eyes upon you rest, 
and three times happy he who listens to you
a demigod is he who takes your kiss, 
immortal he who makes sweet love to you.

(translation: Yiota Karioti)

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