Patrick is in an apocalyptic mood this weekend, reading C.H.Sisson's translation of Horace's Ode II.15, quoted above. Sisson's rendering is free; Horace didn't know about the South Bank and the Arts Council. Also somewhat abstract: Sisson begins "There will be nothing soon for the plough/ But huge bulks everywhere;" David Ferry offers "It won't be long before the little farms/Will be crowded out of being by the great/Estates."
Meta note: larger font, yes. I wonder if I like it.