Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

41. The Mirror in the Hall 1/3/2003
42. The Ides of March 4/7/2010
43. The Horses of Achilles 3/23/2012
44. The Grave of the Grammarian Lysias 1/3/2003
45. The God Abandons Anthony 1/3/2003
46. The Glory of the Ptolemies 9/26/2012
47. The Funeral of Sarpedon 9/26/2012
48. The Footsteps 9/26/2012
49. The First Step 1/3/2003
50. The Favour of Alexander Valas 9/26/2012
51. The Displeasure of Selefkidis 9/26/2012
52. The City 1/3/2003
53. The Battle of Magnesia 3/23/2012
54. The Bandaged Shoulder 1/3/2003
55. The Afternoon Sun 9/26/2012
56. That's The Man 9/26/2012
57. Temethos, Antiochian, A.D. 400 9/26/2012
58. Supplication 1/3/2003
59. Sophist Leaving Syria 3/23/2012
60. So Much I Gazed 1/3/2003

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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