Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Supplication - Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

The sea took a sailor to its depths.--
His mother, unsuspecting, goes and lights

a tall candle before the Virgin Mary
for his speedy return and for fine weather --

and always she turns her ear to the wind.
But while she prays and implores,

the icon listens, solemn and sad,
knowing that the son she expects will no longer return.


Comments about Supplication by Constantine P. Cavafy

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: weather, son, sad, mother, wind, sea



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



[Report Error]