Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII. 1876–79.

Asia Minor: Troy


By Evenus

Translated by C. Merivale

TIME’S ashes, on my turrets shed,

Have worn their pride away;

I am that Ilion of whom men have read

In Homer’s living lay.

No more shall Argive sword and spear

My brazen bulwark shake;

But in the voice of nations loud and clear

My monument I make.