Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

161. The Bandaged Shoulder 4/6/2018
162. He Asked about the Quality 4/6/2018
163. You Didn't Understand 4/5/2018
164. Ithaka 3/30/2018
165. On An Italian Shore 4/5/2018
166. When They Come Alive 9/26/2012
167. You Didn'T Understand 9/26/2012
168. September, 1903 9/26/2012
169. The Displeasure Of Selefkidis 9/26/2012
170. The Favour Of Alexander Valas 9/26/2012
171. The Funeral Of Sarpedon 9/26/2012
172. The Glory Of The Ptolemies 9/26/2012
173. The Twenty-Fifth Year Of His Life 9/26/2012
174. Theophilos Palaiologos 9/26/2012
175. To Antiochos Epiphanis 9/26/2012
176. Herodis Attikos 9/26/2012
177. In A Town Of Osroini 9/26/2012
178. Lovely White Flowers 9/26/2012
179. Of Dimitrios Sotir 9/26/2012
180. Orophernis 9/26/2012
181. Passing Through 9/26/2012
182. Priest At The Serapeion 9/26/2012
183. Sculptor Of Tyana 9/26/2012
184. Temethos, Antiochian, A.D. 400 9/26/2012
185. That's The Man 9/26/2012
186. Returning From Greece 9/26/2012
187. In The Evening 9/26/2012
188. Kimon, Son Of Learchos, 22, Student Of Greek Literature (In Kyrini) 9/25/2012
189. King Dimitrios 9/25/2012
190. Julian At The Mysteries 9/26/2012
191. On The Stairs 9/26/2012
192. Growing In Spirit 9/26/2012
193. To Have Taken The Trouble 9/26/2012
194. Two Young Men, 23 To 24 Years Old 9/26/2012
195. The Footsteps 9/26/2012
196. Imenos 9/26/2012
197. Prayer 9/26/2012
198. Outside The House 9/26/2012
199. On Board Ship 9/26/2012
200. Kleitos' Illness 9/26/2012

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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


Our efforts are those of the unfortunate;
our efforts are like those of the Trojans.
Somewhat we succeed; somewhat
we regain confidence; and we start
to have courage and high hopes.

But something always happens and stops us.
Achilles in the trench before us
emerges and with loud cries terrifies us.--

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