Friday, June 10, 2005

from: Five Translations from the Phoenician (an appendix to The Allegrezza Ficcione)

Don't even think about
asking where the arak
came from. You know

I'm a trader, always
looking out for a bargain;
& if someone believes

my body still has
value, then who am I
to question the exchange?

So drink up. There are
another four flasks
left in the cupboard.

attributed to Menon; 4th century B.C.
translated by Umberto Allegrezza

(first published in xStream #26)

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