The People of Yesteryear
The people of yesteryear were quite
Remarkable. Alexander the Great, for
Example, I was surprised to see, had
No arms, only one leg, and no head!
Neither Dionysus nor Aphrodite
Had noses; though they were not
Real people — merely gods
Who roamed the earth, occasionally
Interfering in human affairs
-- Loren Goodman
from The Hat
Each day from today through Saturday, February 7, we will run a poem by the American poet Loren Goodman, who has been living in Seoul, South Korea, for several years.