poems

Etruscan Tomb

A hole in the side of a mound,

A tomb inside the hill,

An Etruscan burial place

Raises many questions still.

 

Of who and what and why

Behind that ancient rite

Of putting to rest the dead

For the long, eternal night.

 

They are found in the Tuscan earth,

Dating from long ago,

Planted like seeds in the soil

From which the legends grow.

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