Friday, February 17, 2012

430 O Sacred Face! (Poems of Exile)

O sacred face!

O sacred face worthy of Bacchus or Apollo,
which neither man, nor woman can observe with safety!
O fingers which long to stroke –
even those of a young boy or maiden.

So fortunate, the woman who nibbles at your neck;
so fortunate, whose lips are bruised by your lips.
Happy the girl who rests her heart on yours 
and who would tire her tongue in your tender mouth.

Seneca at his most sentimental - or political?

Birthday Greetings to my divine Marius, from his own true love.



Elisabeth said...

This is wonderfully gentle and erotic, Isabel and such beautiful birthday greeting to your Marius.

Dave King said...

Yes, very erotic. I canh't be thinking of erotic politics, so it's got to be sentimental!

jabblog said...

Happy Birthday, Marius.

No, politics can't be erotic . . .

ds said...

Oh, not political! Erotic and beautiful.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like an erotic, intimate invitation with all the sensuality of desire! Beautiful!

kaykuala said...

Sensuously beautiful capture of a young heart!


booguloo said...

Allow love to win.

Raven said...

I am going to say "political." This is a truly erotic piece. Very beautiful indeed.

Kim Nelson said...

You made me want to know more, more, more. Nicely done!