Dom Moraes

(19 July 1938 – 2 June 2004 / Mumbai / India)

Dom Moraes Poems

1. Absences 3/29/2012
2. Rendezvous 3/29/2012
3. Key 3/29/2012
4. Spree 3/29/2012
5. Architecture 3/29/2012


[For Nathan Altermann ]
Altermann, sipping wine, reads with a look
Of infinite patience and slight suffering.
When I approach him, he puts down his book,
Waves t the chair beside him like a king,
Then claps his hands, and an awed waiter fetches
Bread, kosher sausage, cake, a chicken's wing,
More wine, some English cigarettes, and matches.
‘Eat, eat,' Altermann says, ‘this is good food.'

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