Tomb of Ignatios

Here I'm not the Kleon famous in Alexandria
(where they're not easily dazzled)
for my marvellous houses and gardens,
my horses and chariots,
the jewels and silks I wore.
Far from it -here I'm not that Kleon:
his twenty-eight years are to be wiped out.
I'm Ignatios, lector, who came to his senses very late;
but even so, in that way I lived ten happy months
in the peace, the security of Christ.

Constantine P. Cavafy

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