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The Oldest Love Poem

Mesopotamia, 800BCE
The Oldest Love Poem, Mesopotamia
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The Oldest Love Poem is a Mesopotamian Ceramic Sculpture created in 800BCE. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Love and Poem. Source

Artwork submitted by Rick L.

Bridegroom, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,
Lion, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.

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Bridegroom, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey,
In the bedchamber, honey-filled,
Let me enjoy your goodly beauty,
Lion, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey.
Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me,
Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies,
My father, he will give you gifts.

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You, because you love me,
Give me pray of your caresses,
My lord god, my lord protector,
My SHU-SIN, who gladdens ENLIL’s heart,
Give my pray of your caresses

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