The Torture of Passion

lionofchaeronea:

Ausonius, Epigrammata de diversis rebus 91

Note: Dione = the mother of
Aphrodite/Venus.

Either quench this fire in which I burn,
Mother Dione, or order it to pass
To someone else; or cause the flame to be
No less severe on her side than on mine.

Aut restingue ignem, quo torreor, alma
Dione,

    aut transire iube: vel fac utrimque
parem.

In Love, Marcus Stone (1840-1921)