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C.P. Cavafy

Whatever I try to do is fated to turn out wrong
and my heart lies buried as though it were something dead.

—C.P. Cavafy, from “The City,” C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems, trans. by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard (Princeton University Press, 1992)

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