The Lark
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The Lark

Nova Roma

— a history —

Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

We will not find new palaces, They do not exist.
We will not be buried overseas This fixity is deep within the blood
Always return to the streets of Kōnstantinoupolis; In the same neighborhoods Cavafy roamed
We, no longer dare to go there, being Greek and Christian,
In an Ottoman city, I will not grow old. Churches turned to Mosques by the edict of Sultan Erdogan Always arrive back in this city,
You are sailing to



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John E Marks

John E Marks

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can