Keki Daruwalla Poems
|2.||Alexander Crosses The Hellespont||3/28/2012|
|4.||Before The Word||3/28/2012|
|8.||Sappho To Aphrodite||3/28/2012|
|10.||Notes From The Underground||3/28/2012|
|12.||Suddenly The Tree||3/28/2012|
|14.||A Take-Off On A Passing Remark||3/28/2012|
Alexander Crosses The Hellespont
He was a little tentative
when it came to the East.
Its ways were quite insidious
and odd to say the least.
His experience was unhappy:
His first stop had been Cairo
where he had gone to dropp his card
and call on the Pharoah.
They laid a banquet for him
At the Casino Mariot
and placed by Pope Shenodah
who but Judas Iscariot!
The Turks would be more organized
he fondly hoped - and damn!
He couldn't cross the Hellespont.
There was a traffic jam.
He raged and ranted fiercely
"I must have been a fool
to try and ...