Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

141. He Came to Read 1/3/2003
142. He Asked about the Quality 9/26/2012
143. Half an Hour 1/3/2003
144. Growing in Spirit 9/26/2012
145. Grey 1/3/2003
146. Greek from Ancient Times 3/23/2012
147. From The School Of The Renowned Philosopher 4/7/2010
148. For Ammonis, who died at 29, in 610 9/25/2012
149. Footsteps 1/3/2003
150. Following the Recipe of Ancient Syrio-Greek Magicians 3/23/2012
151. Far Off 1/3/2003
152. Exiles 1/3/2003
153. Envoys from Alexandria 1/3/2003
154. Dimaratos 9/25/2012
155. Desires 1/3/2003
156. December, 1903 9/26/2012
157. Days of 1908 1/3/2003
158. Days of 1903 1/3/2003
159. Days of 1901 3/23/2012
160. Days Of 1896 3/23/2012

Ionian

Just because we've torn their statues down,
and cast them from their temples,
doesn't for a moment mean the gods are dead.
Land of Ionia, they love you yet,

their spirits still remember you.
When an August morning breaks upon you
a vigour from their lives stabs through your air;
and sometimes an ethereal and youthful form

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