Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

1. According To The Formulas Of Ancient Grecosyrian Magi 1/1/2004
2. Apollonius Of Tyana In Rhodes 1/3/2003
3. On The Shop 1/3/2003
4. Those Who Fought For The Achaean League 1/3/2003
5. Manuel Comninos 1/3/2003
6. Tomb Of Iases 1/3/2003
7. Priest At The Serapeum 1/3/2003
8. Theodotus 1/3/2003
9. Nero's Turn 1/3/2003
10. Anna Dalassené 1/3/2003
11. Pictured 1/3/2003
12. From The School Of The Renowned Philosopher 4/7/2010
13. In The Month Athyr 4/7/2010
14. Melancholy Of Jason Kleander, Poet In Kommagini, A.D. 595 4/7/2010
15. A Prince From Western Libya 3/23/2012
16. At The Café Door 3/23/2012
17. In Sparta 3/23/2012
18. In The Tavernas 3/23/2012
19. John Kantakuzinos Triumphs 3/23/2012
20. Julian In Nicomedia 3/23/2012
21. Julian Seeing Contempt 3/23/2012
22. Of The Jews (50 A.D.) 3/23/2012
23. The Horses Of Achilles 3/23/2012
24. The Retinue Of Dionysos 3/23/2012
25. Theatre Of Sidon (400 B.C.) 3/23/2012
26. Tomb Of Lanis 3/23/2012
27. Tomb Of Ignatos 3/23/2012
28. Alexander Jannaios And Alexandra 3/23/2012
29. Sophist Leaving Syria 3/23/2012
30. Kimon, Son Of Learchos, 22, Student Of Greek Literature (In Kyrini) 9/25/2012
31. King Dimitrios 9/25/2012
32. Herodis Attikos 9/26/2012
33. In A Town Of Osroini 9/26/2012
34. In The Evening 9/26/2012
35. Lovely White Flowers 9/26/2012
36. Of Dimitrios Sotir 9/26/2012
37. Orophernis 9/26/2012
38. Priest At The Serapeion 9/26/2012
39. Sculptor Of Tyana 9/26/2012
40. Temethos, Antiochian, A.D. 400 9/26/2012
Best Poem of Constantine P. Cavafy

Ithaca

When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
full of adventure, full of instruction.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - do not fear them:
such as these you will never find
as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare
emotion touch your spirit and your body.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - you will not meet them
unless you carry them in your soul,
unless your soul raise them up before you.

Ask that your way be long.
At many a Summer dawn to enter
with what gratitude, what joy -
ports seen ...

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Trojans

Our efforts are those of the unfortunate;
our efforts are like those of the Trojans.
Somewhat we succeed; somewhat
we regain confidence; and we start
to have courage and high hopes.

But something always happens and stops us.
Achilles in the trench before us
emerges and with loud cries terrifies us.--

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