From the quarry, I carved and mined you;
on the marble, I drew and designed you.
To the block, I brought my chisel,
and, from the rock, I refined you.
Seeing your solemn and stony beauty,
love chipped at my heart and I pined for you.
So I sought Aphrodite’s approval
to soften the stone that defined you.
Home I came from the goddess’ shrine,
running into my house to find you.
Around your waist, my arms entwined you
and always will my arms and love bind you.