Treasure Island

Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Priest at the Serapeum


My dear old father,
who always loved me the same;
my dear old father I lament
who died the day before yesterday, just before dawn.

Jesus Christ, it is my daily effort
to observe the precepts
of Thy most holy church in all my acts,
in all words, in all thoughts.
And all those who renounce Thee
I shun.-- But now I lament;
I bewail, Christ, for my father
although he was -- a horrible thing to say --
a priest at the accursed Serapeum.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: father

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Priest at the Serapeum by Constantine P. Cavafy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Doomsday, Sylvia Plath
  2. The search for perfect, Jenny Santiago
  3. King and Queen of Hearts, Philo Yan
  4. How can you rehabilitate us, Aftab Alam
  5. All Over, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. Haram II, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Pick-Ups!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. AK-47, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. Poem for Dwayne, Jenny Santiago
  10. Raschid, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trend Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. At Last She Comes, Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trend Poets

[Hata Bildir]