Alcaeus Poems : In the Afternoon

Let us drink--do not tarry till night.
Why wait for the lamp's pale light?
But a brief span of life is a day.
My dear friend, let us drink while we may.
The large figured cups from above
Take down; for the son of Jove
And of Semele wine gave to man
To release him from misery's hand.
Do thou therefore mix two and one:
O'er the brim so it almost doth run,
For us all one large goblet fill,
And then come with another one still.

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