Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Perorations we've not lingered for

       Numberless bents
       Distinguish men.

  If the poet is right,
  an Act of distinction
  is not what we're of-
  fered, in this return
  to the Senate for yet
  another misfire of an
  oft-anticipated clim-
  ax. Sicily is burning
  and apprehension, her
  abandoned sound, muf-
  fles dull similitude. 

5th Century BC
Robert Fagles
Complete Poems
Yale University Press, 1961©

iii  Alex Berlov

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