Catullus 2

Hendecasyllablic Meter: _ _ _ u u _ u _ u _ x

Passer, dēliciae meae puellae,
quīcum lūdere, quem in sinū tenēre,
cui prīmum digitum dare appetentī
et acrīs solet incitāre morsūs,
cum dēsīderiō meō nitentī
cārum nesciō quid lubet iocārī
et sōlāciolum suī dolōris,
crēdō ut tum gravis acquiēscat ardor:
tēcum lūdere sīcut ipsa possem
et trīstis animī levāre cūrās!


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