ΤΡΩΕΣ

ΤΡΩΕΣ

Είν’ η προσπάθειές μας, των συφοριασμένων·
είν’ η προσπάθειές μας σαν των Τρώων.
Κομμάτι κατορθώνουμε· κομμάτι
παίρνουμ’ επάνω μας· κι αρχίζουμε
νάχουμε θάρρος και καλές ελπίδες.
Μα πάντα κάτι βγαίνει και μας σταματά.
Ο Αχιλλεύς στην τάφρον εμπροστά μας
Βγαίνει και με φωνές μεγάλες μας τρομάζει.—
Είν’ η προσπάθειές μας σαν των Τρώων.
Θαρρούμε πως με απόφασι και τόλμη
θ’ αλλάξουμε της τύχης την καταφορά,
κ’ έξω στεκόμεθα ν’ αγωνισθούμε.
Αλλ’ όταν η μεγάλη κρίσις έλθει,
η τόλμη κι η απόφασίς μας χάνονται·
ταράττεται η ψυχή μας, παραλύει·
κι ολόγυρα απ’ τα τείχη τρέχουμε
ζητώντας να γλυτώσουμε με την φυγή.

Όμως η πτώσις μας είναι βεβαία. Επάνω,
στα τείχη, άρχισεν ήδη ο θρήνος.
Των ημερών μας αναμνήσεις κλαιν κ’ αισθήματα.
Πίκρα για μας ο Πρίαμος κ’ η Εκάβη κλαίνε.

 

 

Κ.Π. Καβάφης

 

Εικόνα: “Victory and Defealt” – Luca Ximenes aka DesX – Surrealism On The Street – 2015



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