Author: Willis Barnstone  | Date: 572 B.C.


The bird flashes back and forth

between the black leaves of laurel trees

and the greenness of the olive grove.


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Chicago: Willis Barnstone, "Vacillation," Anakreon Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2023,

MLA: Barnstone, Willis. "Vacillation." Anakreon, Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2023.

Harvard: Barnstone, W, 'Vacillation' in Anakreon. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2023, from