Saturday, November 25, 2023



92 / 

Always, getting on my nerves,

always, making me look like a fool.

For all that, all her stubborn chatter,

the woman loves me.

How do I know?  Well, I see

that I do

          exactly the same


I damn her, with all my heart,

yet, for the life of me, I love her.

translated by Cid Corman


Love Poems of Catullus

beautiful poems translated by many

edited by Tynan Kogane

New Directions, 2023

New Directions Books