Constantine P. Cavafy

(29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933 / Alexandria)

Constantine P. Cavafy Poems

161. Darius 1/3/2003
162. Dangerous Things 1/3/2003
163. Craftsmen of Wine Bowls 3/23/2012
164. Come, O King of the Lacedaimonians 3/23/2012
165. Che Fece 1/3/2003
166. Candles 1/3/2003
167. Caesarion 1/3/2003
168. But Wise Men Perceive Approaching Things 1/3/2003
169. Body Remember 1/3/2003
170. Before Time Altered Them 3/23/2012
171. Before The Statue Of Endymion 3/23/2012
172. At The Theatre 9/26/2012
173. At the Café Door 3/23/2012
174. As much as you can 1/3/2003
175. Apollonius Of Tyana In Rhodes 1/3/2003
176. Antony's Ending 9/26/2012
177. Anna Dalassené 1/3/2003
178. Anna Comnena 1/3/2003
179. And I Lounged and Lay on Their Beds 9/26/2012
180. An Old Man 1/3/2003

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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