Catullus, "Wind-" and "Water-writing" Motif


My woman says she wants no other lover

    Than me, not even Jupiter himself.

She says so.  What a woman says to an eager sweetheart

    write on the wind, write on the rushing waves.


Trans. Gilbert Highet

        To see other translators' attempts to capture Catullus' Latin in English, or to see translations (and the Latin originals) of Catullus' epithalamia, see the Project Perseus web site at Tufts University.