Note, Ovid to his Wife - Epigraph

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Poems 1773, Edited by Lisa Vargo and Allison Muri
"My temples now resemble a swan's plumage / And white old age is bleaching my dark hair" (Source: Ovid, Sorrows of An Exile (Tristria). trans. A.D. Melville. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995). Other parts of the Tristria are paraphrased in the poem.

Published @ RC

April 2000