Constantine P Cavafy

Here you will find the Poem In The Month Athyr of poet Constantine P Cavafy

In The Month Athyr

I can just read the inscription on this ancient stone.
?Lo[r]d Jesus Christ.? I make out a ?So[u]l.?
?In the mon[th] of Athyr? `Lefkio[s] went to sleep.?
Where his age is mentioned??lived to the age of??
the Kappa Zeta shows that he went to sleep a young man.
In the corroded part I see ?Hi[m]?Alexandrian.?
Then there are three badly mutilated lines?
though I can pick out a few words, like ?our tea[r]s,?
then ?tears? again, and ?sorrow to [us] his [f]riends.?
I think Lefkios must have been greatly loved.
In the month of Athyr Lefkios went to sleep.