Hopefully I didn't find them too late. It hasn't been updated in a while.
I'm curious about the poem Delia received. The mention at the end about taking the road that leads to Rome reminds me of the proverb that "all roads lead to Rome," or, more specifically, the Milliarium Aureum, or "Golden Milestone." Is that the gold referred to earlier in the poem or am I reading too much into that? And why such emphasis on the word "LEAVE"? (Also, "Prospect for silver, prospect for gold" reminds me of "five for silver, six for gold" and now I have "Murder of One" by The Counting Crows stuck in my head. (I earworm myself so easily that I think it could be considered a psychological disorder.))
I think if I stare at this much longer that I'm going to start making up meanings. Thoughts?