Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

321. Days Of 1903 1/3/2003
322. Days Of 1908 1/3/2003
323. The First Step 1/3/2003
324. Hidden Things 1/3/2003
325. The Afternoon Sun 9/26/2012
326. So Much I Gazed 1/3/2003
327. In Despair 1/3/2003
328. Understanding 1/3/2003
329. Caesarion 1/3/2003
330. Return 1/3/2003
331. He Asked About The Quality 9/26/2012
332. Thermopylae 1/3/2003
333. Half An Hour 1/3/2003
334. Darius 1/3/2003
335. Addition 1/3/2003
336. Che Fece 1/3/2003
337. Alexandrian Kings 1/3/2003
338. Walls 1/3/2003
339. Footsteps 1/3/2003
340. Sensual Pleasures 1/3/2003
341. But Wise Men Perceive Approaching Things 1/3/2003
342. Dangerous Things 1/3/2003
343. Waiting For The Barbarians 1/3/2003
344. The God Abandons Anthony 1/3/2003
345. Morning Sea 1/3/2003
346. King Claudius 9/26/2012
347. An Old Man 1/3/2003
348. Desires 1/3/2003
349. Body Remember 1/3/2003
350. As Much As You Can 1/3/2003
351. Candles 1/3/2003
352. The Ides Of March 4/7/2010
353. The City 1/3/2003
354. Ithaca 1/3/2003

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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

The God Abandons Anthony

When suddenly, at midnight, you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
don't mourn your luck that's failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive -- don't mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.
Above all, don't fool yourself, don't say

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