Edgar Poe & Rome

photo Miseraestupendacittà 2011

from The Coliseum

Type of the antique Rome! Rich reliquary
Of lofty contemplation left to Time
By buried centuries of pomp and power!
At length–at length–after so many days
Of weary pilgrimage and burning thirst,
(Thirst for the springs of lore that in thee lie,)
I kneel, an altered and an humble man,
Amid thy shadows, and so drink within
My very soul thy grandeur, gloom, and glory!

– Edgar Allan Poe. The Portable Poe. Penguin, 1945

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