Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Addition


I do not question whether I am happy or unhappy.
Yet there is one thing that I keep gladly in mind --
that in the great addition (their addition that I abhor)
that has so many numbers, I am not one
of the many units there. In the final sum
I have not been calculated. And this joy suffices me.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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