I think it is OK to quote a part of a poem as an example.
But Adam is right, why so little attention to this! My guess is that it is because it is in the wrong place. I am moving it to GT where more folks might drop in. My bad conscience and limited time has kept me out of Translations lately, because this is not a place one can give fly-by comments, you have to really sit down and think.
So hold onto your hat, Philip, we're off for a quick ride.