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

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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