Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOVE AND DEATH, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS



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First Line: Friend, if the mute and shrouded dead
Last Line: The very bitterness of death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


FRIEND, if the mute and shrouded dead
Are touched at all by tears,
By love long fled and friendship sped
And the unreturning years,

O then, to her that early died,
O doubt not, bridegroom, to thy bride
Thy love is sweet and sweeteneth
The very bitterness of death.





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