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Looking for author of poem
Posted by: Carrie (63.162.15.---)
Date: April 03, 2000 02:19PM

I heard someone reciting a poem on a TV show a few years ago and I wrote it
down. They never said who the author was, and I would really like to find out.
Hopefully someone can help. It goes something like this:

Give me a kiss
and to that kiss a score
then, to that twenty
add a hundred more
A thousand to that hundred
so kiss on
to make that thousand up a million
Treble(?) that million
and when that is done
let\'s kiss afresh
as when we\'d first begun

Can you help - PLEASE??

Thanks,
Carrie


RE: Looking for author of poem
Posted by: Kris Howard (---.atl.bellsouth.net)
Date: April 04, 2000 09:05PM

The poem your looking for is To Athena (III) by Robert Herrick.

I have added it to the database at:

[www.emule.com] />

Kris Howard
Emule.com


RE: Looking for author of poem
Posted by: Carrie (---.ucs.ualberta.ca)
Date: April 04, 2000 10:53PM

Hi, carrie.
It is from me, Carrie Midchiells.

Carrie

Carrie wrote:
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I heard someone reciting a poem on a TV show a few years ago and I wrote it
down. They never said who the author was, and I would really like to find out.
Hopefully someone can help. It goes something like this:

Give me a kiss
and to that kiss a score
then, to that twenty
add a hundred more
A thousand to that hundred
so kiss on
to make that thousand up a million
Treble(?) that million
and when that is done
let\\'s kiss afresh
as when we\\'d first begun

Can you help - PLEASE??

Thanks,
Carrie


RE: Looking for author of poem
Posted by: Les Gartner (---.s363.tnt1.blb.md.dialup.rcn.com)
Date: April 09, 2000 12:54AM

Carrie,

I believe that this is a translation of Poem #5 by the 1st Century BC poet, Catullus:




Poem 5

Let us live then, my Lesbia, and love:
and let us forget the gossip of old men.
Suns may rise and set, only to rise again;
but for us, night is one eternal sleep.
Give me a thousand kisses
then a hundred, then a thousand more,
yet an other hundred, and a thousand more;
and when we\'ve kissed ten thousand times
we\'ll destroy the sum,
and then no old man can curse us
with his evil eye.

óGaius Valerius Catullus




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