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9. iocus

O qui me tanti voluere in luminis oras
Prodire et tenebris exemptos noctis opacae
Vitare obstantis scopulos, et ducere tandem
Fluctivagam in tutum maria alta per omnia cymbam,
5Deinde per apricos late loca proxima campos
Ire, quibus verni spirant viridantibus aequa
Temperie Zephiri, quibus et cum floribus herbae
Non aestu, non vi concreta frigoris arent
Et nocuae absistunt volucres, nec lubricus ullis
10Innanat anguis aquis, nec humi mala vipera serpit,
Nulla nec absistit fera, quae violenter aduncis
Unguibus ingluviem, rabidis aut dentibus explet;
Plurima sed querulis avium concentibus arbos
Directa in numerum resonat, nemorique canora
15Umbrifero et vitreis respondet fontibus Echo?
Hinc calathos replet fruticis Pomona beati
Foetibus inque sinus florum dea veste reducta
Texit odoratis residens violaria sertis,
Quas inter foecunda Ceres spaciantur et illi
20Ruralis pleno colludit copia cornu.
Tum lento Charites videas incedere passu
Permixtas Nymphis varie ludentibus ampla
Planicie, at Satyros illis intendere passim
Insidias, contra Satyris illudere Nymphas.
25Interea volitans circumque superaque Cupido
Intendit solidum cornu exhauritque pharetram.
Lusibus alma parens illi comitata iocisque
Respondet paribus curis seque inserit ultro.
Exercet viridi choreas in gramine Bacchus
30Ambrosio intonsos perfusus odore capillos,
Pampinea insertis ornatus fronde corymbis
Exultatque hilaris genius gestuque soluto
Invitat resides animos. Tum pocula fessis
Lemnius exporgens large deus ipse ministrat
35Et facie informi risus et dispare gressu
Commovet, haud renuens ludenti parcere turbae.
At multo imprimis senior protulus Iaccho
Silenus somnoque oculos subeunte gravatus,
Forte ut erat pando recubans summotus asello
40Labitur. Hunc Faunique et monticolae Satyrisci
Circunstant fremitu ingenti, pars tollere prona
Instat humo fusus viridi, pars tempora circum
Exanima infundunt refoventis corpora rores.
Accurrunt veste undanti passisque capillis
45Naides in risum effusae Dryadesque puellae.
Hi super impositum dorso capitique sub antrum
Sublimem fessi referunt, ubi diva Voluptas
Praesidet umbroso sub amoeni culmine collis.

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