Constantine P. Cavafy
Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy
|183.||Waiting for the Barbarians||1/3/2003|
|185.||When the Watchman Saw the Light||9/26/2012|
|186.||When they are roused||4/7/2010|
|187.||When They Come Alive||9/26/2012|
|188.||You Didn't Understand||9/26/2012|
|189.||Young Men of Sidon||9/26/2012|
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.--