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EPIGRAM: 21. THE POET'S FATHER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoever you are who wander near
Last Line: They will not cast their friends away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kallimachos
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


WHOEVER you are who wander near
My monument, I'd have you hear
From whom I sprang, who sprang from me:
Callimachus of Cyrene.
You'd know them both: leader, the one,
Of his town army years agone:
The other, poet; songs he sung
Beyond the reach of envy's tongue;
Deservedly, for if the glance
Of Muses does not fall askance
On boyhood, then, when heads are grey
They will not cast their friends away.





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