Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy

141. The First Step 1/3/2003
142. The Footsteps 9/26/2012
143. The Funeral of Sarpedon 9/26/2012
144. The Glory of the Ptolemies 9/26/2012
145. The God Abandons Anthony 1/3/2003
146. The Grave of the Grammarian Lysias 1/3/2003
147. The Horses of Achilles 3/23/2012
148. The Ides of March 4/7/2010
149. The Mirror in the Hall 1/3/2003
150. The Next Table 9/26/2012
151. The Photograph 9/26/2012
152. 'The Rest I Will Tell to Those Down In Hades' 9/26/2012
153. The Retinue of Dionysos 3/23/2012
154. The Satrapy 1/3/2003
155. The Souls Of Old Men 9/26/2012
156. The Town 1/3/2003
157. The Twenty-Fifth Year of His Life 9/26/2012
158. The Window of the Tobacco Shop 9/26/2012
159. The Windows 1/3/2003
160. Theatre of Sidon (400 B.C.) 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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