The 'Flatiron' and the Ruins of Palmyra

To the Ruins of Palmyra this the “Flatiron” addrest:
     “Did you ever in your glory
Dream of looking up to see my crest?”

To the “Flatiron” the Ruins thus replied across the sea:
      “We were like thee yesterday,
To-morrow thou wilt like us be.”

From Myrtle and Myrrh (The Gorham Press, 1905) by Ameen Rihani. This poem is in the public domain.