Leaving Alexandria

Leaving Alexandria

A Poem by toritto

[The coastline of Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city]

I could not stay in Alexandria

the brilliant blue sea

the cloudless sky

the perfect yellow shore; all lovely

bathed in  light.


Standing there

daydreaming of Antony;

lost was he between her limbs

High Priestess of Isis;

intoxicated Roman.


What color were her eyes?

Blue? Perhaps Nile green

like the eyes of my lover

far away on another yellow shore?


I could not stay in Alexandria

the blue sea, the cloudless sky

I must hasten to my Isis;

an intoxicated Roman

lost between her limbs.


photo is public domain


© 2013 toritto

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t...very, very nice this one. ...bobc

Posted 4 Years Ago


4 Years Ago

Thanks Bob - was going through some pictures of my times in Egypt and out came this little dittie. .. read more

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Added on October 25, 2013
Last Updated on October 25, 2013
Tags: Egypt, Alexandria, missing your lover, Antony, Cleopatra, Isis, poetry, 1994