Friday, June 11, 2010

HIdden Things


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From all I did and all I said
let no one try to find out who I was.
An obstacle was there distorting
the actions and the manner of my life.
An obstacle was often there
to stop me when I'd begin to speak.
From my most unnoticed actions,
my most veiled writing -
from these alone will I be understood.
But maybe it isn't worth so much concern,
so much effort to discover who I really am.
Later, in a more perfect society,
someone else made just like me
is certain to appear and act freely.
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~ Constantine Cavafy
(translation by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard)

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Cavafy's Painting by Karavia
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