Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

81. An Old Man 3/30/2018
82. The Horses of Achilles 3/30/2018
83. Prayer 3/30/2018
84. The Funeral of Sarpedon 3/30/2018
85. Candles 3/30/2018
86. The First Step 3/30/2018
87. The Souls Of Old Men 3/30/2018
88. Che fece...Il gran rifiuto. 3/30/2018
89. Interruption 3/30/2018
90. The Windows 3/30/2018
91. Thermopylae 3/30/2018
92. Unfaithfulness 3/30/2018
93. Waiting For The Barbarians 3/30/2018
94. Voices 3/30/2018
95. Longings 3/30/2018
96. Trojans 4/2/2018
97. King Dimitrios 4/2/2018
98. The Retinue of Dionysos 4/2/2018
99. Monotony 4/2/2018
100. The Footsteps 4/2/2018
101. That's The Man 4/2/2018
102. The Satrapy 4/2/2018
103. The Ides of March 4/2/2018
104. Things Ended 4/2/2018
105. Sculptor of Tyana 4/2/2018
106. Ionic 4/2/2018
107. The Glory of the Ptolemies 4/2/2018
108. In the Boring Village 4/5/2018
109. Apollonios of Tyana in Rhodes 4/5/2018
110. Kleitos' Illness 4/5/2018
111. In A Township of Asia Minor 4/5/2018
112. Priest At The Serapeion 4/5/2018
113. In the Tavernas 4/5/2018
114. A Great Procession of Priests and Laymen 4/5/2018
115. Sophist Leaving Syria 4/5/2018
116. Julian and the Antiochians 4/5/2018
117. Anna Dalassini 4/5/2018
118. Days of 1896 4/5/2018
119. Two Young Men, 23 to 24 years old 4/5/2018
120. Greek from Ancient Times 4/5/2018

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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

Anna Comnena

In the prologue to her Alexiad,
Anna Comnena laments her widowhood.

Her soul is dizzy. "And with rivers
of tears," she tells us "I wet
my eyes... Alas for the waves" in her life,
"alas for the revolts." Pain burns her
"to the the bones and the marrow and the cleaving of the soul."

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