by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

I Martius am! Once first, and now the...
Language: English 
I Martius am!  Once first, and now the third!
  To lead the Year was my appointed place;
A mortal dispossessed me by a word,
  And set there Janus with the double face.
Hence I make war on all the human race;
  I shake the cities with my hurricanes;
I flood the rivers and their banks efface,
  And drown the farms and hamlets with my rains.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-21
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Word count: 65