Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

81. Julian and the Antiochians 3/23/2012
82. Julian at the Mysteries 9/26/2012
83. Julian in Nicomedia 3/23/2012
84. Julian Seeing Contempt 3/23/2012
85. Kaisarion 3/23/2012
86. Kimon, Son of Learchos, 22, Student of Greek Literature (In Kyrini) 9/25/2012
87. King Claudius 9/26/2012
88. King Dimitrios 9/25/2012
89. Kleitos' Illness 9/26/2012
90. Long Ago 4/7/2010
91. Longings 4/7/2010
92. Lovely White Flowers 9/26/2012
93. Manuel Comninos 1/3/2003
94. Melancholy Of Jason Kleander, Poet In Kommagini, A.D. 595 4/7/2010
95. Monotony 1/3/2003
96. Morning Sea 1/3/2003
97. Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340 9/26/2012
98. Nero's Turn 1/3/2003
99. Of Coloured Glass 4/7/2010
100. Of Dimitrios Sotir 9/26/2012

Half an Hour

I never had you, nor will I ever have you
I suppose. A few words, an approach
as in the bar yesterday, and nothing more.
It is, undeniably, a pity. But we who serve Art
sometimes with intensity of mind, and of course only
for a short while, we create pleasure
which almost seems real.
So in the bar the day before yesterday -- the merciful alcohol
was also helping much --

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