Wednesday, August 01, 2018


Let Nothing Be Between Us

Greek Anthology 5.252 (by Paulus Silentarius; tr. W.R. Paton, rev. Michael A. Tueller):
Let us throw off this clothing, my beauty, and join naked limbs with naked limbs entwined. Let nothing be between us; even that thin tissue you wear seems like the wall of Semiramis to me. Let our breasts and our lips be linked—the rest must be veiled in silence: I hate a babbling tongue.

Ῥίψωμεν, χαρίεσσα, τὰ φάρεα, γυμνὰ δὲ γυμνοῖς
    ἐμπελάσῃ γυίοις γυῖα περιπλοκάδην·
μηδὲν ἔοι τὸ μεταξύ· Σεμιράμιδος γὰρ ἐκεῖνο
    τεῖχος ἐμοὶ δοκέει λεπτὸν ὕφασμα σέθεν.
στήθεα δ᾽ ἐζεύχθω τά τε χείλεα· τἄλλα δὲ σιγῇ
    κρυπτέον· ἐχθαίρω τὴν ἀθυροστομίην.

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