Thursday, February 19, 2015


Lost in a dark woods, midway through life,
The Florentine poet Dante was met
By Vergil, who felt a trip through Hell
Was just the remedy for a mid life crisis.
The result, as survivors of
Western Civ 1 know,
Was The Inferno. This was not the original plan;
All through medieval times Ovid's ghost, I've read,
Drove an ironwheeled chariot through
Usually after
midnight. Had he not been delayed
He'd have offered Dante a lift from the forest
Taken him to a few bars, dropped into a few parties,
Perhaps introduced him to the Sirens;
Our Civ I classes would parse Naples After Dark
Done all in terza rima.

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