Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

1. Prayer 3/30/2018
2. The Funeral of Sarpedon 3/30/2018
3. Candles 3/30/2018
4. The First Step 3/30/2018
5. The Souls Of Old Men 3/30/2018
6. Che fece...Il gran rifiuto. 3/30/2018
7. Interruption 3/30/2018
8. The Windows 3/30/2018
9. Thermopylae 3/30/2018
10. Unfaithfulness 3/30/2018
11. Waiting For The Barbarians 3/30/2018
12. Voices 3/30/2018
13. Longings 3/30/2018
14. Trojans 4/2/2018
15. King Dimitrios 4/2/2018
16. The Retinue of Dionysos 4/2/2018
17. Monotony 4/2/2018
18. The Footsteps 4/2/2018
19. That's The Man 4/2/2018
20. The Satrapy 4/2/2018
21. The Ides of March 4/2/2018
22. Things Ended 4/2/2018
23. Sculptor of Tyana 4/2/2018
24. Ionic 4/2/2018
25. The Glory of the Ptolemies 4/2/2018
26. Dangerous Thoughts 4/2/2018
27. Philhellene 4/2/2018
28. Herodis Attikos 4/2/2018
29. Alexandrian Kings 4/2/2018
30. Come Back 4/2/2018
31. In Church 4/2/2018
32. Very Seldom 4/2/2018
33. As Much As You Can 4/2/2018
34. For The Shop 4/2/2018
35. I Went 4/2/2018
36. Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias 4/2/2018
37. Tomb of Evrion 4/2/2018
38. Chandelier 4/2/2018
39. Long Ago 4/2/2018
40. But The Wise Perceive Things About To Happen 4/2/2018

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  • Ahmad Mostafa Ahmad Mostafa (1/20/2019 7:50:00 PM)

    A poet of my city... forever in our hearts.

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    I got to know C. P. Cavafy because of a series of pictures called in the dull village by David Hockney, which was inspired by Cavafy's poems. I read his As Much As You Can, and felt quite encouraged by its persuasive and warm lines. Maybe we don't have the intelligence or capacity to accomplish significant feat, we still have the reason to strive for our lives. The key point is what is the reason if life doesn't pay us. For me, it lies in itself with such belief that one's attitude to the misery and desolation of life indicates what we are as a human being.

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Best Poem of Constantine P. Cavafy


When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
full of adventure, full of instruction.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - do not fear them:
such as these you will never find
as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare
emotion touch your spirit and your body.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - you will not meet them
unless you carry them in your soul,
unless your soul raise them up before you.

Ask that your way be long.
At many a Summer dawn to enter
with what gratitude, what joy -
ports seen ...

Read the full of Ithaca

Half An Hour

I never had you, nor will I ever have you
I suppose. A few words, an approach
as in the bar yesterday, and nothing more.
It is, undeniably, a pity. But we who serve Art
sometimes with intensity of mind, and of course only
for a short while, we create pleasure
which almost seems real.
So in the bar the day before yesterday -- the merciful alcohol
was also helping much --

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