Juventius, you’re the cutest of the lot,
not just of your relations that exist
but those unborn. A fact you may have missed
about this new guy that you love – he’s got

No money, none at all. The thing to do
with someone who’s that poor, is give him cash,
rather than think of giving him a screw.
He isn’t good enough for you – so rash

of you to think he is – when he is broke,
no money and no servants to his name
You’re much too pretty, boy, to waste a poke
on someone shabby, It would be a shame

but you’ll ignore me, do what you want, so
I’ll mention that he’s poor just so you know.


About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist
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One Response to CATULLUS 24

  1. crowleycrow says:

    Love this and the later (earlier? I think I read these posts in reverse time order). The more low words you use, the more elegant the rhymes and meter seem.

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