Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Could Quote Horace, Likewise

There, taking a pinch of snuff,

In the midst of Parliament,

He was quoting Horace,

To the learned vexation of the opposition.

What could the opposition do?

It could bide its time,

Until one of this opposition,

Perhaps with a better looking snuffbox,

Could quote Horace, likewise.