Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Monotony - Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

One monotonous day is followed
by another monotonous, identical day. The same
things will happen, they will happen again --
the same moments find us and leave us.

A month passes and ushers in another month.
One easily guesses the coming events;
they are the boring ones of yesterday.
And the morrow ends up not resembling a morrow anymore.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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