Catullus Poem 31
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PAENE insularum, Sirmio, insularumque  1 Sirmio, bright eye of peninsulas and islands, 
ocelle, quascumque in liquentibus stagnis  2 whatever ones either Neptune bears 
marique uasto fert uterque Neptunus,  3 in liquid lakes or in the vast sea. 
quam te libenter quamque laetus inuiso,  4 how willingly and happily I visit you, 
uix mi ipse credens Thuniam atque Bithunos  5 scarecely trusting myself that I have left Thynia and the Bithynian
liquisse campos et uidere te in tuto.  6 plains, and that I see you in safety. 
o quid solutis est beatius curis,  7 Oh, what is more blessed that to put cares away, 
cum mens onus reponit, ac peregrino  8 when the mind lays down its burden, and tired 
labore fessi uenimus larem ad nostrum,  9 with the labor of travel, we come to our own home
desideratoque acquiescimus lecto?  10 and rest on the bed we longed for. 
hoc est quod unum est pro laboribus tantis.  11 This is the only thing that is worth such great toils. 
salue, o uenusta Sirmio, atque ero gaude  12 Hello, charming Sirmio, rejoice in your happy master, 
gaudente, uosque, o Lydiae lacus undae,  13 and you, Lydian waves of the lake,
ridete quidquid est domi cachinnorum. 14 laugh whatever laughter there is in your home.