Alexander

by

Manuel Carpio



Victim of a devouring fever,

Alexander once lay sad

in a gloomy and somber bed,

with a look of mortal restlessness.


"I'm afraid," he writes his lover Parmenion,

“of the doctor Philip, the false;

I bought his felony with gold

and his terror of the vigilant Persian."


Philip enters, and hesitant

just to approach the king, he dares to

give him a drink, and lowers his head.


The hero of Macedon is not moved.

Give the doctor the letter, and firmly

take the cup and the baby remedy.



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