Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

61. In a Township of Asia Minor 3/23/2012
62. In Alexandria, 31 B.C. 3/23/2012
63. In an Old Book 3/23/2012
64. In Church 1/3/2003
65. In Despair 1/3/2003
66. In Sparta 3/23/2012
67. In the Boring Village 3/23/2012
68. In The Evening 9/26/2012
69. In The Harbor 1/3/2003
70. In The Month Athyr 4/7/2010
71. In the Same Space 1/3/2003
72. In The Street 9/26/2012
73. In the Tavernas 3/23/2012
74. Interruption 1/3/2003
75. Ionian 1/3/2003
76. Ionic 9/26/2012
77. Ithaca 1/3/2003
78. I've Brought To Art 1/3/2003
79. I've Looked So Much... 9/25/2012
80. John Kantakuzinos Triumphs 3/23/2012

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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