Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

121. Priest at the Serapeum 1/3/2003
122. Remember, Body... 1/3/2003
123. Return 1/3/2003
124. Returning From Greece 9/26/2012
125. Sculptor of Tyana 9/26/2012
126. Sensual Pleasures 1/3/2003
127. September, 1903 9/26/2012
128. Simeon 9/26/2012
129. Since Nine O'Clock 1/1/2004
130. So Much I Gazed 1/3/2003
131. Sophist Leaving Syria 3/23/2012
132. Supplication 1/3/2003
133. Temethos, Antiochian, A.D. 400 9/26/2012
134. That's The Man 9/26/2012
135. The Afternoon Sun 9/26/2012
136. The Bandaged Shoulder 1/3/2003
137. The Battle of Magnesia 3/23/2012
138. The City 1/3/2003
139. The Displeasure of Selefkidis 9/26/2012
140. The Favour of Alexander Valas 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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