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Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

61. In a Township of Asia Minor 3/23/2012
62. In Alexandria, 31 B.C. 3/23/2012
63. In an Old Book 3/23/2012
64. In Church 1/3/2003
65. In Despair 1/3/2003
66. In Sparta 3/23/2012
67. In the Boring Village 3/23/2012
68. In The Evening 9/26/2012
69. In The Harbor 1/3/2003
70. In The Month Athyr 4/7/2010
71. In the Same Space 1/3/2003
72. In The Street 9/26/2012
73. In the Tavernas 3/23/2012
74. Interruption 1/3/2003
75. Ionian 1/3/2003
76. Ionic 9/26/2012
77. Ithaca 1/3/2003
78. I've Brought To Art 1/3/2003
79. I've Looked So Much... 9/25/2012
80. John Kantakuzinos Triumphs 3/23/2012

The God Abandons Anthony

When suddenly, at midnight, you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
don't mourn your luck that's failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive -- don't mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.
Above all, don't fool yourself, don't say

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