May 5th, 2015

crumpet2

The last for tonight

CATULLUS 96

Perhaps salt tears taste sweet among the dead,

grief sounds soft music in their silent land -

So long since we were friends – I'll hold your hand.

Share mourning, yearning. Loves the years have shed

like leaves. She died so young, from Fate's harsh blow

Weep, and you bring her joy. Mourn her – she'll know.

crumpet2

No, one more and that's the 90s out of the way

CATULLUS 98

You snitch and stink. Your pompous lying tongue

rots in your mouth. Find better use for it

There's many arseholes you could cleanse of shit

or lick a peasant's sandal free from dung.

Is hate the one idea left in your head?

Just yawn – the stench will leave us all for dead.

crumpet2

Just one tonight

CATULLUS 100

Loving as brothers, as is only meet.

one loves a boy twin, other loves the girl.

Verona's small-town smart set in a whirl!

Caelius and Quintus – they are both quite sweet.

But if I had to choose, I won't be coy.

Love scorched me, turned the marrow in each bone

to wildfire. He was there. Caelius alone.

I hope he's lucky. Hope he gets his boy.