Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

81. On The Stairs 9/26/2012
82. On the shop 1/3/2003
83. On the Outskirts of Antioch 3/23/2012
84. On the March to Sinopi 3/23/2012
85. On Hearing of Love 9/26/2012
86. On Board Ship 9/26/2012
87. On an Italian Shore 1/3/2003
88. Of The Shop 1/1/2004
89. Of the Jews (50 A.D.) 3/23/2012
90. Of Dimitrios Sotir 9/26/2012
91. Of Coloured Glass 4/7/2010
92. Nero's Turn 1/3/2003
93. Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340 9/26/2012
94. Morning Sea 1/3/2003
95. Monotony 1/3/2003
96. Melancholy Of Jason Kleander, Poet In Kommagini, A.D. 595 4/7/2010
97. Manuel Comninos 1/3/2003
98. Lovely White Flowers 9/26/2012
99. Longings 4/7/2010
100. Long Ago 4/7/2010

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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