HELLAS THE LAND OF GODS
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pray that your journey may be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge.
of the lastrygones and the cyclopes
and the furious poseidon, do not be afraid,
for such on your journey you shall never meet
if your thought remain lofty, if a select
emotion imbue your spirit and your body.
The Laestrgones and the Cyclopes
and furius Poseidon you will never meet
unless you drag them with you in your soul,
unless your soul raises them up before you.
Pray that your journay may be long.
that many may those summer mornings be
when with what pleasure, what untold delight
you enter harbors you?Lve not seen before;
that you stop at Phoenician market places
to procure the goodly merhandise,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and voluptuous perfumes of every kind,
as lavish an amount of voluptous perfumes as you can:
that youventure on to many Egyptian cities
to learn and yet again to learn from the sages.
But you must always keep Ithaca on mind.
The arrival there is your predestination.
Yet do not by any means hasten your voyage.
Let it best endure for many years,
until grown old at length you anchor at your island
rich with all you have acquired on the way.
You never hoped that Ithaca would give you riches.
Ithaca has given you the lovely voyage.
Without her you not have vendured on the way.
She has nothing more to give you now.
Poor though you may find her, Ithaca has hnot deceived you.
Now that you have become so wise, so full of experience,
you will have understood the meaning of an Ithaca.