Che Fece … Il Gran Refiuto

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For some people the day comes
when they have to declare the great Yes
or the great No. It’s clear at once who has the Yes
ready within him; and saying it,

he goes from honor to honor, strong in his conviction.
He who refuses does not repent. Asked again,
he’d still say no. Yet that no—the right no—
drags him down all his life.

C. P. Cavafy

Che Fece … Il Gran Refiuto

C. P. Cavafy: Selected Poems, Translated By Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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One Response to Che Fece … Il Gran Refiuto

  1. Pingback: Che Bella Causa.. Il Gran Rifiuto | Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems

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