Публикувано от: bogpan | август 16, 2019

„Ithaca“, a poem by C. P. Cavafy. This was Jackie Kennedy’s favorite poem. It was read at her memorial service.

„as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare
emotion touch your spirit and your body.“

Jamie Dedes' THE POET BY DAY Webzine

House-museum of Cavafy, Alexandria courtesy of Roland Unger under CC BY-SA 3.0

“In these dark rooms I pass
such listless days, I wander up and down
looking for the windows – when a window opens
there will be some relief.
But there are no windows, or at least
I cannot find them. And perhaps it’s just as well.
Perhaps the light would prove another torment.
Who knows what new things it would reveal?
C.P. Cavafy, Windows  



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…

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Responses

  1. Thank you, Bozhidar! 🙂

  2. I thank you, Jamie! This is totally my pleasure!

  3. Great poem
    ❣❣❣

  4. YES! This is the most fundamental poem of the 20th century !!!!

  5. I agree

  6. !!!


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