Alexander, or: Alexander

A quadrille in memory of Papa z”l

(in two limericks)


Alexander hacked the Gordian Knot;
Defeated all armies he fought;
With lightning sword,
Secured his reward...
... Unknown remains his burial plot


My Papa conceived 'Cut The Knot',
Believing education ought be rethought
Blazing forth new path,
Spreading passion for math;
Personal gain? Merely... afterthought

The above combination of two limericks is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #124.

The quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “knot” in a quadrille.

84 thoughts on “Alexander, or: Alexander”

  1. A quadrille in two limericks is cute, but most importantly, you drew a very apt contrast, David, and a wonderful tribute to your father. You do know, I trust, that Alexander became a popular Jewish name in honor of Alexander the Great.
    Have a great day,

  2. From Alexander we learn, we are fighter with strong desires & dreams.
    On the other hand, Education set morals for our life. It give direction to our life.
    Great job 👏🏻👏🏻💐💐

  3. A clever and wonderful tribute to your father–I like the connection in poetry and real life. I had to look him and Cut the Knot up–what a fantastic book/project/life’s work!

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