Homage To Quintus Septimus Florentis Christianus Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABCDC ADDDEF ACGFFD HDIDDD FJFD FKDDD LFFF

IA
Ex libris GraecB
Theodorus will be pleased at my deathC
And someone else will be pleased at the death of TheodorasD
And yet everyone speaks evil of deathC
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IIA
This place is the Cyprian's for she has ever the fancyD
To be looking out across the bright seaD
Therefore the sailors are cheered and the wavesD
Keep small with reverence beholding her imageE
AnyteF
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IIIA
A sad and great evil is the expectation of deathC
And there are also the inane expenses of the funeralG
Let us therefore cease from pitying the deadF
For after death there comes no other calamityF
PalladasD
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IV-
TroyH
Whithe r O city are your profits and your gilded shrinesD
And your barbecues of great oxenI
And the tall women walking your streets in gilt clothesD
With their perfumes in little alabaster boxesD
Where is the work of your home born sculptorsD
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Time's tooth is into the lot and war's and fate's tooF
Envy has taken your allJ
Save your douth and your storyF
Agathas ScholasticusD
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VF
Woman Oh woman is a consummate rageK
but dead or asleep she pleasesD
Take her She has two excellent seasonsD
PalladasD
VI-
Nicharcus upon Phidon his doctorL
Phidon neither purged me nor touched meF
But I remembered the name of his fever medicine andF
diedF

Ezra Pound



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