Treasure Island

Anthony Evan Hecht

(16 January 1923 - 20 October 2004 / New York)

Death The Mexican Revolutionary


Wines of the great châteaux
Have been uncorked for you;
Come, take this terrace chair:
Examine the menu.
The view from here is such
As cannot find a match,
For even as you dine
You’re so placed as to watch
Starvation in our streets
That gives your canapé
A more exquisite taste
By contrast, like the play
Of shadow and of light.
The misery of the poor
Appears, as on TV,
Set off by the allure
And glamour of the ads.
We recommend the quail,
Which you’d do well to eat
Before your powers fail,
For I inaugurate
A brand-new social order
Six cold, decisive feet
South of the border.

Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Death The Mexican Revolutionary by Anthony Evan Hecht )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Roses, Jerusha Melanie
  2. Circumstances and I, gajanan mishra
  3. sleep tight in Idaho tonight, Mandolyn ...
  4. Beauty of the world is ruined, Jerusha Melanie
  5. Clean and cleanliness, gajanan mishra
  6. Holding You Tight, Michael McParland
  7. I'm bored with it all., gulsher JOHN
  8. A Rich Man, S.R. Riang
  9. the natural disaster.., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  10. Desert Country Ways, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Alone With Everybody, Charles Bukowski
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]