Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

1. Young Men of Sidon 9/26/2012
2. You Didn't Understand 9/26/2012
3. When They Come Alive 9/26/2012
4. When they are roused 4/7/2010
5. When the Watchman Saw the Light 9/26/2012
6. Walls 1/3/2003
7. Waiting for the Barbarians 1/3/2003
8. Voices 1/3/2003
9. Very Seldom 1/3/2003
10. Unfaithfulness 9/26/2012
11. Understanding 1/3/2003
12. Two Young Men, 23 to 24 years old 9/26/2012
13. Trojans 1/3/2003
14. Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias 9/26/2012
15. Tomb of Lanis 3/23/2012
16. Tomb of Ignatos 3/23/2012
17. Tomb of Iases 1/3/2003
18. Tomb of Evrion 3/23/2012
19. To Sensual Pleasure 9/26/2012
20. To Have Taken The Trouble 9/26/2012

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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