(310/305 BC / Cyrene, Ancient Libya)

An Empty Tomb - Poem by Callimachus

Had never vessel cross'd the main,
Our present grief had been in vain;
But we for Sopolis must weep,
Now plung'd beneath the whelming deep:
The surges toss his breathless frame;
An empty tomb preserves his name

Topic(s) of this poem: sadness

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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