July 31, 2004
Constantine Cavafy wrote this in 1904. It was one of Edward W. Said's favorite poems, and was read beautifully at his funeral by his daughter, Najla, which is where I first heard it. In this time of daily terror alerts and fear-mongering, it seems we are all still "Waiting for the Barbarians".
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