Catullus 31

Catullus 31

Sirmio, gem of islands and peninsulas,
Which each Neptune holds, both in
Flowing lakes and in the vast sea,
How gladly and how happily I see you,
Scarcely believing myself to have left Thynian
And Bithynian fields and that I see you in full!
O what is more blessed than loosed cares,
When a mind lays down its burden, and we,
Weary, go to our Lares with our foreign exploits
And come to rest in our much-desired bed?
This is the one thing which is for such labors.
Hello, o lovely Sirmio, and rejoice with your master;
And rejoice you, o lake of Lydian wave;
Laugh, whatever of laughter is in my home!

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