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An extract from a poem by Gaius Catullus

And let us love,
And let us value the gossip
Of dour old men
As being worth all of one penny.
The sun sets and the sun rises:
And when our brief light sets
Once and for all,
We must sleep for a never-ending night
So therefore give me a thousand kisses,
A hundred, and a thousand more.
And then a second hundred
And give me yet another hundred.
You and I will mix the kisses up in such a fashion
That we will not know,
And so that evil ones may not bewitch us
By knowing how many kisses we have shared
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Posted: Feb 2010
About this poem:
I thought this brief extract was apt as Valentine's Day is near

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trurorobonline now!
great poem on love,
I heard a recording of Richard Burton reciting this and his voice just added to the emotion of the words - just beautiful
trurorobonline now!
check your filterbox, I mailed you.
Hello !
I really appreciate your poem a lot.
Keep it up !
Also;I would like to inform that I have been trying to send you flowers but in vain as it didn’t get through;don’t know why. I don’t know how to communicate with you,so,please write me as I am unable to;thanks.
Warm regards !
So pleased a comment send this lovely poem round..really enjoyed reading it...thanks wave applause
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