Get Your Premium Membership


So, you think my poems obscene? Read Catullus. Graffiti-ed lavatories are more apt sites for his scatological puerile poem writes. Yet, today his leather bound tomes enthrall us. Vicariously momentarily shot back over two thousand years I get to watch as he skewers harlots, fools and others such; poetically, of course; who strut what they ought not. Lesbia and her sparrow charm both him and me, but she runs off with another; his sharp barbs pursue. Now's my big chance; might my modern garbs catch his eye? I'll boast he my poems scanned. They don't; more's the pity. But he's so witty, I fear he'll read my lines as merely pithy.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 1/3/2012 10:06:00 PM
I can't believe it .I found a poem I have not read yet!! And a sonnet to boot. It's like Italian sonnet mixed with rhyming couplet of English sonnet. Great rhyme patterns. Another famous name I am not familiar with. Such knowledge you have!! It's late again and I am not even halfway to the finish!!
Login to Reply
Date: 10/11/2011 8:39:00 AM
Ahh yes a man with tongue in it!! As an old member of the SCA made me want to get out my ren gowns and strut! Thanks for you nice comment..somethings which do need writing about aren't pretty BUT we have lots of words and can do it with euphimisms if necessary!!! LOL Light & Love
Login to Reply
Date: 9/4/2011 5:28:00 PM
skewers harlots fools and others, bad old despot makes em blubber:) educational and well done here, good on ya....
Login to Reply
Date: 9/3/2011 2:57:00 PM
Interesting work..I especially like the seventh and eighth line..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara
Login to Reply
Date: 9/1/2011 10:34:00 PM
Is there such a person John? I'd like to give him a try, your description is fascinating and I disagree with you last line. He'd love and be amused with what you say. P S Your visit and what you said made me feel so special - thank you!
Login to Reply
Smith Avatar
John Smith
Date: 9/1/2011 11:27:00 PM
Yes, same time Julius Caesar. Google him. I love his stuff. You are special, it comes through your poems.
Date: 9/1/2011 7:56:00 AM
But 2000 years from now......Tony
Login to Reply