Athens haikus

I wrote some haikus about the seven ruins included in the Acropolis multi-site ticket. Hope you enjoy them!


Crowded at the top And not much left in situ. Must see anyway!

Ancient Agora

Honoring gods of Metalworking and handicrafts, Both outdoors and in.


Handshake with the dead. All are equals when buried: Can’t escape our fate.


Walk-and-talk schooling, Probably more productive. We could learn from this.

Temple of Zeus

For the king of gods, A spacious temple was built. How appropriate!

Hadrian’s Library

Unexpectedly, A turtle roams the ruins: Crawling through the past.

Roman Agora

Tried to supercede. The best feature today: a Well-conserved tower.

Written on August 21, 2016