This poem makes me smile- but I doubt that Homer and Cicero were mad.....
This is a strange poem. Is he asking his ancestors what their feelings were? It seems like a cold dark place in which one views the past.
This is a lovely poem. I think that my mother must have read it as a young girl. It is old fashioned and yet the concept is one that many people can relate to. Don't all of us think back to our childhoods and remember things in a rosy light?