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First Line: Full bosomed maids of chio
Last Line: Of aphrodite's nectar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


FULL bosomed maids of Chio --
Around your auburn tresses
The woven roses twining,
Now sport in circling dances.
The moon is on the ocean,
The light, loose clouds around her
Their fleecy heaps are piling,
And gird her with a halo:
No longer from the billow
The fresh sea-wind is stealing;
His pinions wet with night-dew,
And bathed in liquid odors,
He slumbers on the flower bed,
And lies till morning wake him.
Then come ye maids of Chio --
And while your dark eyes sparkle,
Full eyes of living brightness,
Weave in your mazy dances
The flowery chain of Ero,
And round our yielding bosoms
Its rings of roses linking,
Give us those glowing kisses,
That drop the tempting treasures
Of Aphrodite's nectar.





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