Addition Hidden
Whether I am happy or unhappy, it is not my care
to examine. But of this have I the joy to be aware
that in their immense addition — their detestable addition
with the myriad rows of figures, I am not recorded there
of the many units one. Of me there is no recognition
in their numeration. And this joy suffices my ambition.

Translated by John Cavafy

(Poems by C. P. Cavafy. Translated, from the Greek, by J. C. Cavafy. Ikaros, 2003)

- Original Greek Poem