Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

1. Young Men of Sidon 9/26/2012
2. You Didn't Understand 9/26/2012
3. When They Come Alive 9/26/2012
4. When they are roused 4/7/2010
5. When the Watchman Saw the Light 9/26/2012
6. Walls 1/3/2003
7. Waiting for the Barbarians 1/3/2003
8. Voices 1/3/2003
9. Very Seldom 1/3/2003
10. Unfaithfulness 9/26/2012
11. Understanding 1/3/2003
12. Two Young Men, 23 to 24 years old 9/26/2012
13. Trojans 1/3/2003
14. Tomb of the Grammarian Lysias 9/26/2012
15. Tomb of Lanis 3/23/2012
16. Tomb of Ignatos 3/23/2012
17. Tomb of Iases 1/3/2003
18. Tomb of Evrion 3/23/2012
19. To Sensual Pleasure 9/26/2012
20. To Have Taken The Trouble 9/26/2012

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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