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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 14

The Ides of July

From the Oscan* eiduis
Only March, May,
July and October
Have true Ides
That is, falling
On the fifteenth
Julius Ceasar’s
Fateful infamous Ides’ date
But every month
Has Ides near the middle
Of the month

*Oscan is a term used to describe both an extinct language of southern Italy and the language group to which it belonged. (

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