Die Reise des Odysseus...

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...ist ähnlich einer Reise durch den Dschungel der ebay-Ratgeber... - es lauern Gefahren, einäugige Riesen (die bekanntlich ein schlimmes Ende nehmen) und der Zorn der mobbenden blog-Götter...

Ist dieses Gedicht nicht sehr poetisch?

"As you make your way to Ithaca, hope that your journey is a long one.

Full of adventure, full of wonder.

Raging poseidon, cyclops, laistrygonians, they cannot harm you.

As long as you keep your thoughts raised high.

As long as a rare sensation touches your spirit and body." 


Wer das Gedicht in einer englischen Übersetzung lesen möchte, kann das auch tun:


As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - don't be afraid of them:
you'll never find things like that one on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon - you won't encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbours you're seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfumes of every kind -
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you're destined for.
But don't hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you're old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you've gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean

Konstantin Kavafis


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