Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

81. On The Stairs 9/26/2012
82. On the shop 1/3/2003
83. On the Outskirts of Antioch 3/23/2012
84. On the March to Sinopi 3/23/2012
85. On Hearing of Love 9/26/2012
86. On Board Ship 9/26/2012
87. On an Italian Shore 1/3/2003
88. Of The Shop 1/1/2004
89. Of the Jews (50 A.D.) 3/23/2012
90. Of Dimitrios Sotir 9/26/2012
91. Of Coloured Glass 4/7/2010
92. Nero's Turn 1/3/2003
93. Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340 9/26/2012
94. Morning Sea 1/3/2003
95. Monotony 1/3/2003
96. Melancholy Of Jason Kleander, Poet In Kommagini, A.D. 595 4/7/2010
97. Manuel Comninos 1/3/2003
98. Lovely White Flowers 9/26/2012
99. Longings 4/7/2010
100. Long Ago 4/7/2010

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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