da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum.
dein, cum milia multa fecerimus, conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus, aut ne quis malus invidere possit, cum tantum sciat esse basiorum.
The poets in different ages have composed wonderful love poems.
who have epitomized the emotions of love and romance and presented it in an impressive way to such an extent that it has become an integral part of our life.
Also, if you attempt to pronouce these verses without knowing Latin they may not sound like poetry at all!
That's because Roman poets had a different idea about what poetry is.
It is definitely one of the most famous Latin poems and one of the most famous love quotes of all time, so it would be unfair to bypass it here, despite its confused mood. Catullus is, in general, a good source of cute short love poems.
The rest of the verses in this selection are excerpts from longer works.
Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, then another thousand, and then another hundred, and, when we've counted up the many thousands, let us confuse them so as not to know them all, so that no enemy may cast an evil eye, when he finds out that there were so many kisses. As I saw, how I perished, how the fatal craze swept me away!
Quaeris, quot mihi basiationes tuae, Lesbia, sint satis superque. Agnosco veteris vestigia flammae I recognize the traces of an old flame Thus it will be; slender arrows are lodged in my heart, and Love vexes the chest that it has seized Shall I surrender or stir up the sudden flame by fighting it? And you, Sun, who draw out summer fires, Cut short the journey of the light that's still to linger.
I tried to choose works that represent one's emotions. Most of them are rather upbeat, except for the short poem by Catullus, 'Odi et amo'.