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Mon 13th Jun 2022 20:45
Thank you for liking my recent effort Holden! 😊
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Original item by Holden Moncrieff
Fri 3rd Jun 2022 13:58
thank you so much for your kind words on my writing!!! it means a lot😊
Tue 19th Apr 2022 08:55
Thanks for the like and comment on my poem. It's always much appreciated when talented folk like yourself take the time to read and feedback - makes you realise your ramblings may have some value to others, which I find reassuring.😌
Fri 1st Apr 2022 13:51
👍👍👍👍!!! re -' Comes infinitum '
Mon 6th Dec 2021 08:12
Thank you Mr. Moncrieff! Your likes inspire me. Thank you tonnes for reading my poems...?
Tue 9th Nov 2021 10:30
Thank you for your latest comment on my poem, and also for many previous comments. The are a constant source of inspiration and encouragement.
Thank you indeed
The Crescent Moon
Mon 9th Aug 2021 05:57
Thank you for reading and liking my last poem! ?
Sun 1st Aug 2021 23:11
Thank you for liking my Demon Poem! ?
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Mon 22nd Mar 2021 21:37
Thanks for liking my poem!
Sun 28th Feb 2021 19:09
I would like to thank you for reading and commenting on my poems. It is most kind of you. I particularly value constructive criticism as a means of helping me to improve my work.
Thank you again.
Sun 31st Jan 2021 16:33
i.m. C. P. Cavafy, poet
I am from Constantinople, a Byzantine by descent,
The last, the very last, Byzantine nobleman
My family lived in Constantinople before the Turks took the city in 1453.
I was born and died in the same place, Alexandria,
Egypt, on the same day, April 29th, 1863, and 1933.
I am homosexual. I died of cancer of the larynx.
I was silenced but noboby knew the difference.
There were many years between my visits to Greece
But I always loved my Hellenic inheritance..
I lived much of my childhood in England.
My last employment was as a government clerk .
I can write in Greek, English and French.
I self-published my poetry but it was unpopular
And unfashionable. I made no money from poetry.
In my poems I explore the psychology of individuals,
amidst the legacy of Greek culture, especially
Ithaca, homosexuality and Greek philosophy.
Throughout my life, and even now, I suffer
From an all-pervasive existential nostalgia.
Now my poems are taught in schools in Greece
One of my most famous poems is
Waiting for the Barbarians
Which could be about Constantinople
In the years before the Ottoman conquest.
Or could it be about the human tendency to prevaricate?
What’s the point of senators making laws now?
Once the barbarians are here, they’ll do the legislating.
These are the sorts of words I used. I asked many questions.
Including: Do we need barbarians, even invisible ones,
To be threatening the gates of our cities? I think we do
If we want to stay alive. Be the less-deceived.
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