I have a very eclectic taste in poetry. One of the areas I really love is Roman poetry. If you are interested, I recommend you pick up a copy of Tales from Ovid, translated by Ted Hughes.
He has translated 24 of the works from Metamorphoses, one of Ovid’s most famous works.
At the beginning of the book, the first few lines of “Creation; Four Ages; Lycaon; Flood” lead the reader directly into one of Ovid’s transformational tales.
Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed
Into different bodies.
I summon the supernatural beings
Who first contrived
In the stuff of life.
You did it for your own amusement.
Descend again, be pleased to reanimate
This revival of those marvels.
Reveal, now, exactly
How they were performed
From the beginning
Up to this moment.
I hope you enjoy these poems from Ovid!