'A Roman Feast' by Roberto Bompiani‘A Quick Catullus’ by Robert Klein Engler The Society August 29, 2018 Culture, Humor, Poetry 2 Comments Please bring the wine cuz I’m flat broke, I couldn’t even buy a can of Coke. But once you smell my heart’s sweet rose, you’ll only wish you were all nose. Robert Klein Engler lives in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a writer and artist. His many publications are available in print or on the Internet. Robert holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Chicago Divinity School. You may find his writing scattered over the Internet. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses C.B. Anderson August 29, 2018 This one was impudent but on point. I like a scandalous verse now and then. So much was not said, which says it all. I’ve heard that Latin is like that. Reply Joseph S. Salemi August 29, 2018 This is based on a longer Catullus poem (carmen 13), and gives an echo of only the last two or three lines. The “Coke” reference, of course, is a modern interpolation. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.