Mudcat Café message #1488147 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77879   Message #1488147
Posted By: George Papavgeris
19-May-05 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
Subject: RE: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
It's back from holidays, refreshed and reinvigorated.
Civilisation is safe again.
Excerpt from Cavafis' "Barbarians":

"Why this sudden bewilderment, this confusion?
(How serious people's faces have become.)
Why are the streets and squares emptying so rapidly,
everyone going home lost in thought?

    Because night has fallen and the barbarians haven't come.
    And some of our men just in from the border say there are no barbarians any longer.

Now what's going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution. "

Hai shiktir