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

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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