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Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

101. Of the Jews (50 A.D.) 3/23/2012
102. Of The Shop 1/1/2004
103. On an Italian Shore 1/3/2003
104. On Board Ship 9/26/2012
105. On Hearing of Love 9/26/2012
106. On the March to Sinopi 3/23/2012
107. On the Outskirts of Antioch 3/23/2012
108. On the shop 1/3/2003
109. On The Stairs 9/26/2012
110. One Night 1/3/2003
111. One of Their Gods 1/3/2003
112. Orophernis 9/26/2012
113. Outside the House 9/26/2012
114. Passing Through 9/26/2012
115. Philhellene 3/23/2012
116. Picture of a 23-year-old Youth Painted by His Friend of the Same Age, an Amature 1/3/2003
117. Pictured 1/3/2003
118. Poseidonians 1/3/2003
119. Prayer 9/26/2012
120. Priest At The Serapeion 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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