12 May 2012

Κ.Π. Καβάφης Constantine Cavafy - Τείχη Walls-1896 (recitation-giorgos voutsas)

Ποίηση: Κώστας Καβάφης
Poet: Constantine P. Cavafy (1863 - 1933)
απαγγελία: γιώργος βουτσάς
Recitation: giorgos voutsas ( artmaniac 53 )
οπτικοποίηση:γιώργος βουτσάς
visualization: giorgos voutsas ( artmaniac 53 )
music: Peer Raben - Berlin Alexanderplatz - Original Soundtrack - Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Χωρίς περίσκεψιν, χωρίς λύπην, χωρίς αιδώ
μεγάλα κ' υψηλά τριγύρω μου έκτισαν τείχη.

Και κάθομαι και απελπίζομαι τώρα εδώ.
Αλλο δεν σκέπτομαι: τον νουν μου τρώγει αυτή η τύχη·

διότι πράγματα πολλά έξω να κάμω είχον.
Α όταν έκτιζαν τα τείχη πώς να μην προσέξω.

Αλλά δεν άκουσα ποτέ κρότον κτιστών ή ήχον.
Ανεπαισθήτως μ' έκλεισαν από τον κόσμον έξω.

Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης (1896)


Without consideration, without pity, without shame
they have built great and high walls around me.

And now I sit here and despair.
I think of nothing else: this fate gnaws at my mind;

for I had many things to do outside.
Ah why did I not pay attention when they were building the walls.

But I never heard any noise or sound of builders.
Imperceptibly they shut me from the outside world.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1896) 

Translation: George Barbanis ( http://users.hol.gr/~barbanis/cavafy/ )

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