Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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My dad seems to think "Heraclitus" is sarcastic and ironical, and therefore that's why it's supposedly an epigram. Hmmm... I'm inclined to disagree;

Heraclitus by William (Johnson) Cory

They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead,
They brought me bitter news to hear and bitter tears to shed.
I wept, as I remembered, how often you and I
Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky.

And now that thou art lying, my dear old Carian guest,
A handful of grey ashes, long long ago at rest,
Still are thy pleasant voices, thy nightingales, awake;
For Death, he taketh all away, but them he cannot take.

Looks like I'll be hitting the books tomorrow!
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