Good words

I wrote this for my Dad (also a poet), who has been visiting Pompeii and the environs of Vesuvius, with the usual hiccups and delays in his tour schedule, met as always with equanimity.

Parole buone (Good words)
or
The poet takes in the sights of Campania

Pompous in Pompeii,
or navel-gazing in Naples,
the poet is expanding his horizons.
He enjoys olives, and wine,
in a vine-draped atrium,
but fails to rendezvous
with Herculaneum.
No matter. Non far niente.
There are plenty more places.
and words enough to play with.
Pass the wine, maestro:
I’ll reenact Pliny’s last day,
and raise a glass to Vesuvio.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leelotchka44
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 17:34:43

    Congratulations, ms Marjot! Great Cover, great atmosphere and aesthetics.And such excellent taste in choosing theme: we share the Koi-theme

    Reply

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