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Rome: At The Pyramid Of Cestius. (Near The Graves Of Shelley & Keats)

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Who, then, was Cestius,
And what is he to me? -
Amid thick thoughts and memories multitudinous
One thought alone brings he.

I can recall no word
Of anything he did;
For me he is a man who died and was interred
To leave a pyramid

Whose purpose was exprest
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P. Clapp 25 May 2019

This month, my wife and I took a road trip through the South, visiting Civil Rights museums and sites. In Selma, I walked across the Edmund Pettis bridge, and I thought of this poem. Pettis must have been well-known for something in his time, but now, no one remembers him for anything except it was starting on his bridge that ML King let the march to Montgomery - beaten back the first time, successful the second. Edmund Pettis = Cestius.

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Fabrizio Frosini 14 September 2015

same poem as on the previous page.....

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