Trevi Fountain

Prima facie grandeurs grip
as columns bolster majesty
Corinthian rich symmetries
cresting with triumphal arch
where from his charging chariot
Oceanus oversees
new tempests welling in his waves
with heaving steeds reared up to lunge
as Tritons tense to rein them in
this ancient frame of raging myth
while tourists pour to photograph
and plunder jackets, pocketbooks
for no less than three coins apiece
to grasp at dreams with each release.

Trevi Fountain © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: May 28, 2020