Leaving Therapia Hidden
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Good-bye to Therapia & joys of the hotel –
Good dinners that make you exultingly swell,
Good beds that refresh you from the toil of the day
Fine sights near which you’d wish ever to stay –
To all these good things the time is well nigh
                        I must bid a Good-Bye!
 
 
However Catikioy’s opposite shore
I must hail tho’ by far more simple & poor:
But they say what is simple is good at the heart
And where goodness is we may well spare art:
So at humble Catikioy let us not rail
                        But bid it All Hail!

Original text by Cavafy

(Κρυμμένα Ποιήματα 1877;-1923, Ίκαρος 1993)