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April 19, 2012 by · 1 comment

Roman Kissiov

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“…You must have surely understood
by then what Ithacas mean”

C. Cavafy

I am Odysseus, too,
but unknown.
No one ever heard of me,
nobody knew about my shrewdness…

Because I never left Ithaca.

Never in my life did I meet
Cyclopes, Laistrygones and Sirens.
I did not build a Trojan Horse,
I was not famous for any feats…

Because I never left Ithaca.

No one ever knew about my braveness
and the power of my bow.
Even Penelope’s love for me
has long cooled down…

Because I never left Ithaca.

13. 09. 1989

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