Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

21. Body Remember 1/3/2003
22. But Wise Men Perceive Approaching Things 1/3/2003
23. Caesarion 1/3/2003
24. Candles 1/3/2003
25. Che Fece 1/3/2003
26. Come, O King of the Lacedaimonians 3/23/2012
27. Craftsmen of Wine Bowls 3/23/2012
28. Dangerous Things 1/3/2003
29. Darius 1/3/2003
30. Days Of 1896 3/23/2012
31. Days of 1901 3/23/2012
32. Days of 1903 1/3/2003
33. Days of 1908 1/3/2003
34. December, 1903 9/26/2012
35. Desires 1/3/2003
36. Dimaratos 9/25/2012
37. Envoys from Alexandria 1/3/2003
38. Exiles 1/3/2003
39. Far Off 1/3/2003
40. Following the Recipe of Ancient Syrio-Greek Magicians 3/23/2012

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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