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Old World Virtues, Forgotten

Photograph by Wmpearl of the Opus 24: Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset, painting by Thomas Moran; courtesy: Wikimedia Commons (work in the public domain)

Photograph by Wmpearl of the Opus 24: Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset, painting by Thomas Moran; courtesy: Wikimedia Commons (work in the public domain)

Old world landscapes delight absent crumbling reminders

New glories await, the past forgotten under ephemeral towers

Flashing lights and beauty, ever chasing an unquenching desire

Old rules washed away by the tears of the lonely hollowed host

Hidden away by magic eloping with a restless horror

Begotten by the greed of the toothless terror of vanity’s folly

Naive souls, made and unmade by Felix’s whims

Believing the uncured dream can ever be made real

Photograph by Florian Klauer of the Hollywood Sign — Los Angeles, CA — at sunset; courtesy: Wikimedia Commons (work in the public domain)

Photograph by Florian Klauer of the Hollywood Sign — Los Angeles, CA — at sunset; courtesy: Wikimedia Commons (work in the public domain)

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