Treasure Island

Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

41. Footsteps 1/3/2003
42. For Ammonis, who died at 29, in 610 9/25/2012
43. From The School Of The Renowned Philosopher 4/7/2010
44. Greek from Ancient Times 3/23/2012
45. Grey 1/3/2003
46. Growing in Spirit 9/26/2012
47. Half an Hour 1/3/2003
48. He Asked about the Quality 9/26/2012
49. He Came to Read 1/3/2003
50. He Had Planned To Read 9/26/2012
51. He vows 1/3/2003
52. Herodis Attikos 9/26/2012
53. Hidden 1/3/2003
54. Hidden Things 1/3/2003
55. I Went 1/3/2003
56. I´ve Looked So Much… 4/7/2010
57. If Actually Dead 3/23/2012
58. Imenos 9/26/2012
59. In 200 B.C. 1/3/2003
60. In A Town of Osroini 9/26/2012

Half an Hour

I never had you, nor will I ever have you
I suppose. A few words, an approach
as in the bar yesterday, and nothing more.
It is, undeniably, a pity. But we who serve Art
sometimes with intensity of mind, and of course only
for a short while, we create pleasure
which almost seems real.
So in the bar the day before yesterday -- the merciful alcohol
was also helping much --

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