Leaving Therapia

Good-bye to Therapia & joys of the hotel -
Good dinners that make you exultingly swell,
Good beds that refresh you from the toil of the day
Fine sights near which you'd wish ever to stay -
To all these good things the time is well nigh
            I must bid a Good-Bye!

However Calikioy's opposite shore
I must hail tho' by far more simple & poor:
But they say what is simple is good at the heart
And where goodness is we may well spare art:
So at humble Calikioy let us not rail
            But bid it All Hail!

Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης

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