Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski

(1550 - 1581 / Poland)

Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski Poems

1. Cupid's Statue 1/1/2004
2. Song Vi 1/1/2004
3. Song Ii 1/1/2004
4. Song Iv 1/1/2004
5. Fortune's Statue 1/1/2004
6. Sonnet I 1/1/2004
7. Sonnet V 1/1/2004
8. Sonnet Vi 1/1/2004
9. Song I 1/1/2004
10. Song Iii 1/1/2004
11. Song V 1/1/2004
12. Sonnet Ii 1/1/2004
13. Sonnet Iii (To The Virgin Mary) 1/1/2004
14. Sonnet Iv 1/1/2004
15. Epitaph To Rome 1/1/2004

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Epitaph To Rome

If midst Rome you wish to see Rome, pilgrim,
Tho in Rome naught of Rome might you see,
Behold the walls' ring, the theatres, temples
And ruptured pillars, to rubble all turned,
Rome be these! Mark how the corpse of a city
So strong still past fortune's pomp exudes;
Subduing a world, herself the city subdued
Lest yet more to subdue might there be.
Today in broken Rome, Rome unbroken
(A substance in its shadow) lies entombed.
Within all's changed; alone past change
Tiber remains, that to sea runs mixed with sand.
See what Fortune plays: 'tis wasted ...

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