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.