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Sumerian poems and lamentations – 12 Let Me Teach You the Lies of Women

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                From A Tigi to Inana and Dumuzid (Dumuzid-Inana H)
 

While I, the lady, was passing the day yesterday,
while I, Inana, was passing the day yesterday,
while I was passing the day, while I was dancing,
while I was singing songs all day until evening,
he met me, he met me.
The lord, the friend of An, met me;
the lord took me in his hands,
Ucumgal-ana embraced me about my neck.

"......, let me go, so that I can go to our house!
Friend of Enlil, let me go, so that I can go to our house!
What lie can I offer to my mother?
What lie can I offer to my mother Ningal?"

"Let me teach you, let me teach you! Inana,
let me teach you the lies of women:

"My girlfriend was dancing with me in the square.
She ran around playfully with me, banging the drum.
She sang her sweet songs for me.
I passed the day there with her in pleasure and delight."

Offer this as a lie to your own mother.
As for us -- let me make love with you by moonlight!
Let me loosen your combs on the holy and luxuriant couch.
May you pass a sweet day there with me in voluptuous pleasure."

 

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