Honoring the late Khaled al-Asaad, pioneer in Syrian archaeology – Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

da ROSEBUD – Arts, Critique, Journalism — 19 agosto 2015 alle 20:56

Bust, allegedly of Odenaethus, in Palmyra

Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness,        Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express        A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shape        Of deities or mortals, or of both,                In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?        What men or gods are these? What maidens loth? What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?                What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?

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