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You see, O beholder, the grace of this plot; lean down, touch the fruits – no reproach! Come, reap the lilies, but with caution! Come, enjoy the grass, but with restraint! Come drink the water, but without insolence! As in a painting, behold also yourself: you flourish and wither – so does the lily, you thrive and die – so does the grass, you flow and vanish – so does the stream. If you, O mortal, look at the garden as I told you, you will fill, I am sure, your heart with joy and earn spiritual salvation.
N. Zagklas 2014, Theodore Prodromos: The Neglected Poems and Epigrams (Edition, Commentary and Translation), Vienna: 395
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