Treasure Island

Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

141. The First Step 1/3/2003
142. The Footsteps 9/26/2012
143. The Funeral of Sarpedon 9/26/2012
144. The Glory of the Ptolemies 9/26/2012
145. The God Abandons Anthony 1/3/2003
146. The Grave of the Grammarian Lysias 1/3/2003
147. The Horses of Achilles 3/23/2012
148. The Ides of March 4/7/2010
149. The Mirror in the Hall 1/3/2003
150. The Next Table 9/26/2012
151. The Photograph 9/26/2012
152. 'The Rest I Will Tell to Those Down In Hades' 9/26/2012
153. The Retinue of Dionysos 3/23/2012
154. The Satrapy 1/3/2003
155. The Souls Of Old Men 9/26/2012
156. The Town 1/3/2003
157. The Twenty-Fifth Year of His Life 9/26/2012
158. The Window of the Tobacco Shop 9/26/2012
159. The Windows 1/3/2003
160. Theatre of Sidon (400 B.C.) 3/23/2012

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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