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O thou new comer who seek'st Rome in Rome
And find'st in Rome no thing thou canst call Roman
Arches worn old and palaces made common,
Rome's name alone within these walls keeps home.

Behold how pride and ruin can befall
One who hath set the whole world 'neath her laws,
All-conquering, now conquered, because
She is Time's prey and Time consumeth all.

Rome that art Rome's one sole last monument,
Rome that alone hast conquered Rome the town,
Tiber alone, transient and seaward bent,

Remains of Rome. O world, thou unconstant mime!
That which stands firm in thee Time batters down,
And that which fleeteth doth outrun swift time.

There's nothing like Rome
 

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O thou new comer who seek'st Rome in Rome
And find'st in Rome no thing thou canst call Roman
Arches worn old and palaces made common,
Rome's name alone within these walls keeps home.

Behold how pride and ruin can befall
One who hath set the whole world 'neath her laws,
All-conquering, now conquered, because
She is Time's prey and Time consumeth all.

Rome that art Rome's one sole last monument,
Rome that alone hast conquered Rome the town,
Tiber alone, transient and seaward bent,

Remains of Rome. O world, thou unconstant mime!
That which stands firm in thee Time batters down,
And that which fleeteth doth outrun swift time.

There's nothing like Rome
Indeed :yes: NIce poem btw
 

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It´s from a Spanish poet called Quevedo who lived in the XVII century, a true classic in Spain. It´s the first time I read it in English.Yes, it´s a good poem.
 

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Nice pics, Rome is very beautiful city, i love Rome
 

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I just came back from Rome and I really loved it the city is very beautiful and it has so much culture...but sadly I had a problem in the subway because they stole my wallet but luckily I had left my passport at the hotel but it was definetely worth it because rome has been the most interesting city I have ever visited and I want to go again in a few years
 
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