Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

1. Ithaca 1/3/2003
2. Candles 1/3/2003
3. As much as you can 1/3/2003
4. Body Remember 1/3/2003
5. An Old Man 1/3/2003
6. Desires 1/3/2003
7. Footsteps 1/3/2003
8. Addition 1/3/2003
9. But Wise Men Perceive Approaching Things 1/3/2003
10. Che Fece 1/3/2003
11. Waiting for the Barbarians 1/3/2003
12. Dangerous Things 1/3/2003
13. Far Off 1/3/2003
14. The God Abandons Anthony 1/3/2003
15. Walls 1/3/2003
16. Darius 1/3/2003
17. The City 1/3/2003
18. Anna Comnena 1/3/2003
19. Morning Sea 1/3/2003
20. Alexandrian Kings 1/3/2003

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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