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C.P. Cavafy

Like beautiful bodies of the dead who had not grown old and they shut them, with tears, in a magnificent mausoleum, with roses at the head and jasmine at the feet — that is how desires look that have passed without fulfillment; without one of them having achieved a night of sensual delight, or a… Continue reading C.P. Cavafy

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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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Nikos Kazantzakis

When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I… Continue reading Nikos Kazantzakis

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Sappho

INDOORS the fire is kindled; Beechwood is piled on the hearthstone; Cold are the chattering oak-leaves; And the ponds frost-bitten. Softer than rainfall at twilight, Bringing the fields benediction And the hills quiet and greyness, Are my long thoughts of thee. How should thy friend fear the seasons? They only perish of winter Whom Love,… Continue reading Sappho

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