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C.P. Cavafy

I should like to relate this memory … but it is so faded now … scarcely anything is left — because it lies far off, in the years of my early manhood. A skin as if made of jasmine … that night in August— was it August?—that night… I can just barely remember the eyes;… Continue reading C.P. Cavafy

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Anthology · Classic · Collection · Compilation · Egyptian Culture · Excerpt · Greek Culture · Greek Literature · Modernism · Passage · Poetry

C.P. Cavafy

Ideal and dearly beloved voices of those who are dead, or of those who are lost to us like the dead. Sometimes they speak to us in our dreams; sometimes in thought the mind hears them. And for a moment with their echo other echoes return from the first poetry of our lives — like… Continue reading C.P. Cavafy

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Anthology · Classic · Collection · Egyptian Culture · Greek Culture · Greek Literature · Modernism · Poetry

C.P. Cavafy

On hearing about powerful love, respond, be moved like an aesthete. Only, fortunate as you’ve been, remember how much your imagination created for you. This first, and then the rest—the lesser loves— that you experienced and enjoyed in your life: the more real and tangible. Of loves like these you were not deprived —  C.P.… Continue reading C.P. Cavafy

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