Do you have a sweet thought, Cerinthus


Do you have a sweet thought, Cerinthus,
      for your girl?
Fever shakes my thin body. Unless
      I thought
it was your wish, I would not choose
      to win
over my sad disease. Why should I
      elude death
if when I am sick, your heart
      is calm?


  Latin; trans. Aliki Barnstone & Willis Barnstone


Sulpicia, Latin, trans. Aliki Barnstone & Willis Barnstone.