The season of ships is here,
The west wind and the swallows;
Flowers in the fields appear,
And the ocean of hills and hollows
Has calmed its waves and is clear.
Free that anchor and chain!
Set your full canvas flying,
O men in the harbor lane:
It is I, Pirapus crying.
Sail out on your trades again!

Leonidas of Tarentum

Spring on the Coast

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Original Citation

Leonidas of Tarentum. Spring on the Coast. 3rd century BC.

Current Citation

Leonidas of Tarentum. "Spring on the Coast." The Greek Anthology, translated by Clive Sansom, edited by Peter Jay. Penguin Classics, 1973.