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toki musi tan jan Sapo¹, tan jan Katulo² musi

tan jan Lapate

mi sona ala e ona, taso ona li awen
lon poka sina, li kute e toki suwi sina,
e mu musi sina la—lukin mi la, ona li
sama jan sewi.

pilin mi ale li weka; mi lukin e sina la,
sona en toki li weka tan mi;
palisa toki mi li kama suli a
lon uta mi.

selo mi la, seli li tawa sama akesi;
telo lete li kama li telo lon selo;
kute li kute e kalama pi ona sama;
oko li pini.

jan Lapate o, pali ala li jo ale
e sina, li pona ike a tawa sina—
pali ala li anpa e jan lawa, li pakala e
ma tomo suli.

¹ Σαπφώ, c. 600 BCE. tan toki ona nanpa 31.
² C. Valerius Catullus, c. 60 BCE. ona li pali sin e toki nanpa 31 pi jan Sapo, lon toki Carmen 51

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