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A Worker Reads History

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Who built the seven gates of Thebes?
The books are filled with names of kings.
Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?
And Babylon, so many times destroyed.
Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima's houses,
That city glittering with gold, lived those who built it?
In the evening when the Chinese wall was finished
Where did the masons go? Imperial Rome
Is full of arcs of triumph. Who reared them up? Over whom
Did the Caesars triumph? Byzantium lives in song.
Were all her dwellings palaces? And even in Atlantis of the legend
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Dutendra Chamling 06 November 2015
A worker reads history is a wonderful poem, I have ever read.
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Matthew Krautheim 18 April 2010
Hey folks you got a word wrong in the poem worker reads history it's Fredrick the GREAT NOT Fred the GREEK
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