Friday, January 30, 2015


As Best You Can

C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933), "As Best You Can," tr. Evangelos Sachperoglou:
Even if you cannot make your life the way you want,
try this, at least,
as best you can: do not demean it
by too much contact with the crowd,
by too much movement and idle talk.

Do not demean it by dragging it along,
by wandering all the time and exposing it
to the daily foolishness
of social relations and encounters,
until it becomes an importunate stranger.

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