Catullus carmen 1
6 nov 2015
Cui bono my refinings, my mininum book
drought rough edged like?
Cornelius, you, you, you so maintained
shells & scrapings (by me) equal something.
That was you then! when
you risked it, solo Italian historioso,
to unfurl the All of Time in three rolls
book-smart, God knows, exertion-soaked.
That’s why this bit book’s yours for keeps,
every little part of it which! o my patron Virgin,
stay alive through the years and beyond.