Constantine P Cavafy

Constantine P Cavafy

1,000 карма
United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Their Beginning

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Their illicit pleasure has been fulfilled
They get up and dress quickly, without a word
They come out of the house separately, furtively; and as they move off down the street a bit unsettled, it seems they sense that something about them...
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Half an Hour

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I never had you, nor will I ever have youI suppose
A few words, an approachas in the bar yesterday, and nothing more
It is, undeniably, a pity
But we who serve Artsometimes with intensity of mind, and of course onlyfor a short while...
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Neros Term

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Nero was not worried when he heardthe prophecy of the Delphic Oracle
"Let him fear the seventy three years
"He still had ample time to enjoy himself
He is thirty
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Return

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Return often and take me,beloved sensation, return and take me —when the memory of the body awakens,and an old desire runs again through the blood;when the lips and the skin remember,and the hands feel as if they touch again
Return often and ...
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The City

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You said, "I will go to another land,
I will go to another sea
Another city will be found, a better one than this
Every effort of mine is a condemnation of fate;and my heart is — like a corpse — buried
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Monotony

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One monotonous day is followedby another monotonous, identical day
The samethings will happen, they will happen again —the same moments find us and leave us
A month passes and ushers in another month
One easily guesses the coming ev...
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Exiles

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It goes on being Alexandria still
Just walk a bitalong the straight road that ends at the Hippodromeand you'll see palaces and monuments that will amaze you
Whatever war-damage it's suffered,however much smaller it's become,it's still a ...
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