Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Long Ago - Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

I’d like to speak of this memory…
but it’s so faded now…as though nothing is left—
because it was so long ago, in my early adolescent years.

A skin as though of jasmines…
that August evening— was it August?—
I can still just recall the eyes: blue, I think they were…
Ah yes, blue: a sapphire blue.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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