Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poesy: Q. Lutatius Catulus (c. 102 B.C.)

Waking Intuitively

Waking intuitively in the rosegray light of rising sun,
I turned, saw you arise sleepwarm from my heart's side.
And knew (plain Calvinistic conscience, hold your tongue!)
that man, here, breathing, is more beautiful than God.

- Q. Lutatius Catulus (translated by Janet Lembke)

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