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Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

81. Julian and the Antiochians 3/23/2012
82. Julian at the Mysteries 9/26/2012
83. Julian in Nicomedia 3/23/2012
84. Julian Seeing Contempt 3/23/2012
85. Kaisarion 3/23/2012
86. Kimon, Son of Learchos, 22, Student of Greek Literature (In Kyrini) 9/25/2012
87. King Claudius 9/26/2012
88. King Dimitrios 9/25/2012
89. Kleitos' Illness 9/26/2012
90. Long Ago 4/7/2010
91. Longings 4/7/2010
92. Lovely White Flowers 9/26/2012
93. Manuel Comninos 1/3/2003
94. Melancholy Of Jason Kleander, Poet In Kommagini, A.D. 595 4/7/2010
95. Monotony 1/3/2003
96. Morning Sea 1/3/2003
97. Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340 9/26/2012
98. Nero's Turn 1/3/2003
99. Of Coloured Glass 4/7/2010
100. Of Dimitrios Sotir 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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