Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

1. A Byzantine Nobleman In Exile Composing Verses 3/23/2012
2. A Byzantine Nobleman in Exile Composing Verses 4/4/2018
3. A Great Procession Of Priests And Laymen 3/23/2012
4. A Great Procession of Priests and Laymen 4/5/2018
5. A Prince From Western Libya 4/6/2018
6. A Prince From Western Libya 3/23/2012
7. A Young Poet In His 24th Year 3/23/2012
8. A Young Poet in his Twenty-Fourth Year 4/5/2018
9. According To The Formulas Of Ancient Grecosyrian Magi 1/1/2004
10. Addition 1/3/2003
11. Aemilianus Monae, Alexandrian, 628 - 655 A.D. 1/1/2004
12. Aimilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A.D. 628-655 4/4/2018
13. Alexander Jannaios and Alexandra 4/6/2018
14. Alexander Jannaios And Alexandra 3/23/2012
15. Alexandrian Kings 4/2/2018
16. Alexandrian Kings 1/3/2003
17. An Old Man 1/3/2003
18. An Old Man 3/30/2018
19. And I Lounged And Lay On Their Beds 9/26/2012
20. And I Lounged and Lay on Their Beds 4/6/2018
21. Anna Comnena 1/3/2003
22. Anna Dalassené 1/3/2003
23. Anna Dalassini 4/5/2018
24. Anna Komnina 4/4/2018
25. Antony's Ending 9/26/2012
26. Antony's Ending 4/6/2018
27. Apollonios of Tyana in Rhodes 4/5/2018
28. Apollonius Of Tyana In Rhodes 1/3/2003
29. Aristovoulos 4/4/2018
30. As Much As You Can 4/2/2018
31. As Much As You Can 1/3/2003
32. At The Cafe Door 4/2/2018
33. At The Café Door 3/23/2012
34. At The Theatre 9/26/2012
35. At The Theatre 4/6/2018
36. Before The Statue Of Endymion 3/23/2012
37. Before Time Altered Them 3/23/2012
38. Before Time Altered Them 4/5/2018
39. Body Remember 1/3/2003
40. But The Wise Perceive Things About To Happen 4/2/2018

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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


Just because we've torn their statues down,
and cast them from their temples,
doesn't for a moment mean the gods are dead.
Land of Ionia, they love you yet,

their spirits still remember you.
When an August morning breaks upon you
a vigour from their lives stabs through your air;
and sometimes an ethereal and youthful form

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