Wednesday, February 24, 2016

7849. PHOENICIAN SAILORS

PHOENECIAN SAILORS
I knew them all : one thousand years ago
and counting. They had egg-shaped heads
and were always at sea. Carting great cedars
to Enkidu and Gilgamesh and all the rest.
I sat on a divan while the queen worked me
good. Royal favors. Was I worried? No.
I had to ask, 'what is the measure of man?'