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Unless you speak Latin, then I doubt you would. Here, I'll translate:

Blessed is he, from business far-removed,
Who tends, like ancient men of old,
His oxen on the farm of his fathers,
Free from the lending of money,
Neither roused by the grim trumpet of war,
Nor fearful of the raging sea,
Avoiding the forum and the pompous
thresholds of high and mighty men.
Delight is in lying beneath the aged ilex,
At other times in grass that’s firm,
While waters lap the river’s lofty banks,
And the birds in the woods complain,
While the fount that flows with frenzied water
Lures the listener to soothing sleep.

Horace - excerpt from Epode 2.
How long did it take you to translate that in your Latin/classics class?
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Unless you speak Latin, then I doubt you would. Here, I'll translate:
[poem]
Horace - excerpt from Epode 2.
Thank you. I am pleased you showed me... i actually really liked it
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Wandering along the road
by the lake, I saw a load
of golden daffodils
Ten thousand, give or take.

Now and then
I think of them again.

Roger McGough
Ah, another Roger McGough fan. I like 'Let me die a youngman's death' or 'The Lesson' -

Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
the nooligans ignored him
hid voice was lost in the din

"The theme for today is violence
and homework will be set
I'm going to teach you a lesson
one that you'll never forget"

He picked on a boy who was shouting
and throttled him then and there
then garrotted the girl behind him
(the one with grotty hair)

Then sword in hand he hacked his way
between the chattering rows
"First come, first severed" he declared
"fingers, feet or toes"

He threw the sword at a latecomer
it struck with deadly aim
then pulling out a shotgun
he continued with his game

The first blast cleared the backrow
(where those who skive hang out)
they collapsed like rubber dinghies
when the plug's pulled out

"Please may I leave the room sir?"
a trembling vandal enquired
"Of course you may" said teacher
put the gun to his temple and fired

The Head popped a head round the doorway
to see why a din was being made
nodded understandingly
then tossed in a grenade

And when the ammo was well spent
with blood on every chair
Silence shuffled forward
with its hands up in the air

The teacher surveyed the carnage
the dying and the dead
He waggled a finger severely
"Now let that be a lesson" he said
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(Original post by The_Barman)
Wow thats a really long poem :-)
Was there something personal behind that glitter or was it just a poem??xx
it sort of does have some truth behind it for me cus my dad was never there for me either when i was younger (he still isnt now, hes an *******) it rang home alittle, and i thought it was sweet xx
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(Original post by Kurdt Morello)
How long did it take you to translate that in your Latin/classics class?
Never been to any classics class, it's just a passive interest (my house has a library with a lot of classics in it, so I like to read them).
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Poetic works - I always thought of them as 'poems' (although not in the general sense - then again, what is the general sense? looking at some of the more obscure modern poetry).
fair enough - i like wordsworth and yeats - Burns is fun during a session in the pub
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Never been to any classics class, it's just a passive interest (my house has a library with a lot of classics in it, so I like to read them).
Wow, i would like to have a library in my house! Although perhaps i would prefur a cinema.

Actually i would prefur a library, there is not really much point in a cinema i think
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(Original post by Mr White)
Never been to any classics class, it's just a passive interest (my house has a library with a lot of classics in it, so I like to read them).
ah - then one might feel obliged to take some sort of interest in your position - i still havent been to the library to pick up some books you recommended the other day - havent had any time - French coursework to complete in my boring gap yr - tsk tsk tsk
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fair enough - i like wordsworth and yeats - Burns is fun during a session in the pub
Ever read Ted Hughes? I enjoy his poems... the shame.
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Never been to any classics class, it's just a passive interest (my house has a library with a lot of classics in it, so I like to read them).
what r u royalty or somethin??
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what r u royalty or somethin??
No, just rich.
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Ever read Ted Hughes? I enjoy his poems... the shame.
yes i have read his some of his works - perhaps the most poignant one was 'Wurthering Heights' = his wife Plath also wrote a poem of the same name shortly before commiting suicide by sticking her head into an oven ...
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No, just rich.
what do ur parents do??
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what r u royalty or somethin??
its more a question of good upbringing - some families choose to collect FHM mags and the like - Whitey's family evidently chose to collect books - anyone could have the same position if they tried = i have a whole length of a wall which is occupied with a bookcase that is filled with books - good ones
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what do ur parents do??
Most of the family's money comes from my great-grandfather's days as a successful shipbuilder. Both my parents are psychiatrists.
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No, just rich.
yes i forget - u go to st. peter's - or am i confusing this with St. Paul's - is urs as reputable?
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Sorry, but the royalty are a load of inbreds who merely bring money into this country via merchandising etc and looking royal, and are on the whole relativly stupid/very stupid. If they have books you can be sure very few are actually more than they are... ornamental.

Books are good, are you telling me you don't know anyone with a library in their house? You poor (all of you) thing.
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yes i forget - u go to st. peter's - or am i confusing this with St. Paul's - is urs as reputable?
No, it's just your average comprehensive.
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Sorry, but the royalty are a load of inbreds who merely bring money into this country via merchandising etc and looking royal, and are on the whole relativly stupid/very stupid. If they have books you can be sure very few are actually more than they are... ornamental.

Books are good, are you telling me you don't know anyone with a library in their house? You poor (all of you) thing.
Most houses, if not all, have book cases... not librarys!
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What would you call a library? I have about 100 books in my room, but they definatly ain't a library.
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