Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Anna Dalassené


In the golden bull that Alexios Comnenos issued
to prominently honor his mother,
the very sagacious Lady Anna Dalassené --
distinguished in her works, in her ways --
there are many words of praise:
here let us convey of them
a beautiful, noble phrase
"Those cold words 'mine' or 'yours' were never spoken."

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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