Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

He Vows - Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

Every so often he vows to start a better life.
But when night comes with her own counsels,
with her compromises, and with her promises;
but when night comes with her own power
of the body that wants and demands, he returns,
forlorn, to the same fatal joy.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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