Anonymous, by some assigned to Evenus
To a Swallow
Honey-nurtured child of Athens, is it a prattling cicada that thy
prattling self has caught and carries for a feast to thy winged
brood? Dost thou, the chatterer, prey on the chatterer; thou,
the winged, on th winged; thou, the guest of summer, on the guest
of summer? Wilt thou not drop it at once; it is neither meet nor
just that singers should perish by mouths skilled in song.