Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Hidden - Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

From all I've done and all I've said
let them not seek to find who I've been.
An obstacle stood and transformed
my acts and way of my life.
An obstacle stood and stopped me
many a time as I was going to speak.
My most unobserved acts,
and my writitings the most covered --
thence only they will feel me.
But mayhaps it is not worth to spend
this much care and this much effort to know me.
For -- in the more perfect society --
someone else like me created
will certainly appear and freely act.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012


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