Treasure Island

Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

181. Very Seldom 1/3/2003
182. Voices 1/3/2003
183. Waiting for the Barbarians 1/3/2003
184. Walls 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.--

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