Oculus

Suppose some day, some later time, I stand

In the eternal Roma, beneath, you know,

The Parthenon. No. Get it right. No.

The other one. The. Palladium. No. No.

Pantheon. Yes. That’s it. That’s it. Pantheon.

 

Beneath the Pantheon I shall stand, gazing

At the gods and goddesses. (Are they

Still there? I believe they are.) And stand

Gazing. How will I feel? In that ancient

place? Amongst that Pantheon of old.

 

Old. But not eternal. Is how. I.

They return my gaze with timeless eye.

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Rosy Cole on Saturday, 30 June 2018 10:37

No one would claim rivalry with ancient Rome, of course, but Georgian London did boast a fine Pantheon of its own (sadly now demolished). If you can locate your time travel passport, you could pay it a visit. The other might prove more challenging :-) x

https://www.pilgrimrose.com/index.php/serial/685-the-wolf-and-the-lamb-3-the-finest-balm

No one would claim rivalry with ancient Rome, of course, but Georgian London did boast a fine Pantheon of its own (sadly now demolished). If you can locate your time travel passport, you could pay it a visit. The other might prove more challenging :-) x https://www.pilgrimrose.com/index.php/serial/685-the-wolf-and-the-lamb-3-the-finest-balm
Stephen Evans on Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:00

The world is expert at demolishing pantheons, isn't it?

The world is expert at demolishing pantheons, isn't it?
Ken Hartke on Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:50

"They return my gaze with timeless eye." -- If they had fancy uniforms they were the Carabinieri.

"They return my gaze with timeless eye." -- If they had fancy uniforms they were the Carabinieri.
Stephen Evans on Tuesday, 03 July 2018 20:19

Could be :)

Could be :)
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