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Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Morning Sea


Let me stop here. Let me, too, look at nature awhile.
The brilliant blue of the morning sea, of the cloudless sky,
the yellow shore; all lovely,
all bathed in light.

Let me stand here. And let me pretend I see all this
(I really did see it for a minute when I first stopped)
and not my usual day-dreams here too,
my memories, those images of sensual pleasure.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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