XXXV

Somebody said when snubbed, “Is Damon so
Beautiful he doesn’t say hello?
Time will exact revenge when, bye and bye,
Grown hairy, he greets men who won’t reply.”

Diocles

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lxxv

If you had wings, a bow, and arrows too,
I’d not think Cupid Venus’ son, but you.

Asclepiades

the wine cup

Drink deep, boy-lover. Bacchus, bringer of
Oblivion, will soothe your hopeless love.
Drink deep, and as you drain the wine-filled bowl
Purge all the bitter anguish from your soul.

Meleager