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Catullus, Poem VIII.

Unhappy Catullus, stop your madness,
and what you see gone consider it lost.
Bright days shone once for you,
when you went wherever the girl led you,
loved by me as none will be loved.
When those games were played
that you wanted nor she disliked,
bright days really shone for you.
Now she doesn’t want; and you impotent, want not
don’t follow her fleeing, don’t live unhappy,
but with strong mind endure, resist.
Goodbye girl, now Catullus resists,
he won’t seek you nor ask you unwilling.
But you will suffer, not being asked for.
Poor you, alas!, what life is left for you?
Who will visit you now? To whom will you seem pretty?
Whom will you love now? Whose will you be said?
Whom will you kiss? Whose lips will you bite?
But you, Catullus, resist firm.

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