Gaius Valerius Catullus

Here you will find the Poem Back from Spain: to Veranius of poet Gaius Valerius Catullus

Back from Spain: to Veranius

Veranius, first to me of all
my three hundred thousand friends,
have you come home to your own house
your harmonious brothers, and old mother?
You?re back. O happy news for me!
I?ll see you safe and sound and listen 
to your tales of Spanish places that you?ve done,
and tribes, as is your custom, and 
hang about your neck, and kiss
your lovely mouth and eyes.
O who of all men is happier
than I the gladdest and happiest?