Savvy to the hippodrome,
We Greek in Turkey
As we roam.
A place to drive the camels and the horses
Dromedary dallying as we ruminate on Rumi
And the tallying of cultures that can accrue
In a region’s history.
Races to pass the time
Different cultures all in a line
The rat-race we know oh-so-well
Been spinning that world
To the tune of Heaven and hell
...and landing on the moon.
Good natured competition-
The stuff epic sagas are made of
Like a jape between emperors
Gotten out of hand, tomorrow we’ll land
On the shores at Troy
Next thing ya know,
Homer is writing an epic tale.
Here we go,
Down the road (of history told… oh-so…) Well,
Thinking back on college days
Of learning about the ways of these folk
now we are here-
And it’s better than just thinking (and talking) about it,