Read by James Smillie
C. P. Cavafy was a treasured Egyptian-Greek poet who revived Greek poetry in the 20th century.
In his best-known poem 'Ithaka', Cavafy likens the legendary voyage of Odysseus to the journey of every man through life. He suggests that each person is travelling towards his own Ithaca.
The poem encourages the reader to live for the journey instead of the destination, to ensure a prosperous and fulfilling life.
The tough experiences of the journey will make you better prepared to face the future, “so wise you will have become, so full of experience, you will have understood by then what Ithaka means.”
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