Marcus Valerius Martialis


Post-Obits And The Poets - Poem by Marcus Valerius Martialis

He unto whom thou art so partial,
Oh, reader! is the well-known Martial,
The Epigrammatist: while living,
Give him the fame thou wouldst be giving;
So shall he hear, and feel, and know it --
Post-obits rarely reach a poet.


Comments about Post-Obits And The Poets by Marcus Valerius Martialis

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (10/19/2018 10:25:00 AM)


    So elegant and meaningful! (Report) Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (10/19/2018 7:31:00 AM)


    This appeal contrasts to the idea that only dead poets are famous or get the respect they deserve. -GK (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (10/19/2018 3:15:00 AM)


    Such a true voice from the past (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/19/2018 1:28:00 AM)


    Such a great poem by Marcus Valerius Martialis............ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 17, 2003



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