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Inspired by a scene in the novel/book "Quo Vadis"
by Henryk Sienkiewicz, a Polish author.

milleflorus = with thousand flowers

© G.V. 09-17-2013, All Rights Reserved
© G.V., 09-07-2013 All rights reserved
.milleflorus = with thousand flowers
Inspired by a fragment expressed in the book "Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz, a Polish author.
Gaius Petronius (historical person), titled the "arbiter of elegance," former governor of Bithynia. Petronius is a member of Nero's court who uses his wit to flatter and mock him at the same time. He is loved by the Roman mob for his liberal attitudes. Somewhat amoral and a bit lazy, he tries to help his nephew, but his cunning plan is thwarted by Ligia's Christian friends.
Eunice (Eunike) (fictitious), household slave of Petronius. Eunice is a beautiful young Greek woman who has fallen in love with her master, although he is initially unaware of her devotion.
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The honorable senator of Rome
Petronius, a handsome man of wealth
for whom the poets held respectful gnome,
that contemplated 'bout the State's good health
like God was worshiped by the sightly maid
- Eunike; whose devotion was unpaid.

Unanswered her obedience and love,
uncherished were and thus, transformed to pain;
tormented her young senses, made her rove,
- alone confessed, her flesh needs to abstain
- his handsome thus admired and marble bust,
apprised her instincts, highborn and robust.

Evincible, unrequited pleas,
the maid exalted to the sovereign sire,
his despotism she served just to reprise,
thus punished by the whip for her desire,
accepts the lashes whispering his name
with deponent her dedicated flame.

The punisher was ordered to beware,
not to cause scathes upon her perfect skin;
her sire's ingratitude could not forswear
love's burning tears she shed, for was a sin
to disobey her master's potent will
- infusing lashes deftly to instil.

Alone Eunike stares at his stone bust;
his handsomeness could cause a Sol's eclipse;
oh, may the Fates milleflorus entrust
their gifts upon his brow and much loved lips;
her arms embracing him, the maid's face couth,
shall osculate the marble bust's cold mouth.

© G.V., 09-07-2013 All rights reserved
(5 sextains, sestines or sestinas  - Iambic pentameter)

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  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:32:00 AM

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 12:26:00 AM
    This is beautiful and sad. More beautiful than sad. You're very talented!

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 12:41:00 PM
    Awesome job, Giorgio. Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:44:00 PM
    A very sad story of unrequited love. I am sure that most of us can relate to this poem, to some extent. Excellent work, as usual, Giorgio! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much! :)

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 2:28:00 AM
    Bravissima!! I see you bagged Linda's contest. Of course I'm not surprised. Congratulations, my gifted friend. I'm muuuchly honored to be sharing a forum with you. Hugs, Licia :-)

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:49:00 PM
    This, like all your poetry, is unequaled ! Congratulations on this well deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Hello Giorgio, perfect and lovely.. What more can I say.. Congratulations, thank you for the lovely entry. Goodnight. Luv~LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Your eloquence could cause a sol's eclipse (sorry, had to steal that line). A beautiful story well-told. Soupmail. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Georgio, Magnifique!

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:26:00 AM
    an interesting story told beautifully.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 5:59:00 AM
    This is has the strength and beauty of the golden age, and very descriptive! Love this style and form... And thank you Giorgio, for the honor of placing me among the winners in your contest, so thrilled!!

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Ow dear Eunike where did your heart lead you.You tell the story so well Giorgio..Taken my imagination to journey the past .So vivid your words makes me ponder about women who give their heart just to be maltreated and used.Excellent.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 9:28:00 AM
    I too, like Andrea, am thrilled to see my poem met your challenge with meter..... It is not my usual forte' I'm very pleased that you chose it!! I respect your own talents immensely. Thank you very much! This, as all your poems, proves your gift of meter, beauty and talent! Your work always matches those of the classics! Thanks again!

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 1:25:00 AM
    Great iambic meter you always set forth, Girogio. I was so surprised and delighted to come here tonight and see myself on your winners' list. Thanks so much. by the way, your poetry has such an intellectual or classical feel to it. You are one of a kind here.

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:25:00 PM
    I'd have to say this is the best poem I have read today thus far! Very impressive work, my friend! Keep it up! Hugs :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 1:20:00 PM
    am beguiled by your gripping images and intricate plot... rhyme is your second name, Giorgio; much enjoyed!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Iambic pentameter seems to be quite a passion with you. I think you are quite well versed in metrical composition,Giorgio

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:40:00 AM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Good morning G... stopping by to say hi... enjoying this beautiful write. I'm off to work now.... It's 6 in the am right now.... woke up early again..... xox~ Always Linda

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:58:00 AM
    hi Giorgio I am fascinated by this style which I have never tried. you do it so effortlessly and always top class great work Shadow x smiles