All roads lead to Rome,
As it is a stately home,
Where culture blooms
While creativity zooms.
Civilization took its wings,
Christianity pitched its rings
Architecture picked its strings.
Renaissance found its links.
Literature abounds with Roman reference,
Epics and ballads sing its praise with reverence,
Augustus and Julius Ceasers still command a deference,
Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement “is a masterpiece with a difference.
The portrait of Mona Lisa is beautifully enigmatic,,
The ambiguity in her smile is expressively subjective,
The monumentality of the composition exudes a subtlety,
The atmospheric illusionism refracts the profound credibility.
Romans are remarkable for grand opulence,
Neoclassicism induced an impressive influence,
Fountains, statues and columns incite an observance,
Villas and landscaped gardens let out a lot of inference.
Music keeps flowing across the Tiber river,
Learning breathes through the lanes in fervour,
Drama and art reverberate through the streets in ardour,
Sports ancient and modern keep a systematic order.
In Rome be a Roman ,goes the saying,
Many of us nurture a craving,
To see the antique city glowing,
In finery and artistic engravings.