Angelos Sikelianos Drank Lysol
Angelos Sikelianos failed to expire
like Socrates by imbibing hemlock
-- the poisoned cup for
activist Greek philosophers.
No, he died from sipping Lysol,
mistaking it for medicine
-- such an ignoble end for
modern Greece's lyrical poet!
A low and cheap disinfectant
that assails the nostrils,
sweetener of urban water closets
and mountain farmers' out-houses!
Angelos Sikelianos is gone,
and Lysol is the poet's assassin!
Angelos has been stolen from us!
Let us congregate to drink ouzo
in the olive groves of his legacy!
Christopher T. George
Angelos Sikelianos (1884-1951) on Wikipedia
"March of the Spirit" by Angelos Sikelianos