Thursday, January 22, 2009

Longings

Like the beautiful bodies of those who died before growing old,
sadly shut away in sumptuous mausoleum,
roses by the head, jasmine at the feet --
so appear the longings that have passed
without being satisfied, not one of them granted
a single night of pleasure, or one of its radiant mornings.

Constantine P. Cavafy 

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Lines remembered on one such day, a day filled with unsatiated longings. Longings that have passed.

5 comments:

Nikki said...

Beautiful...

Jadis said...

passed?
:|

ahona said...

:)

Saturnalia's Offspring said...

I'd read this one before.
I don't know much Cavafy, but I like what I've seen.
:)

Lucid Darkness said...

Wow. I'm stunned... this is beautiful work...I must read more of Cavafy... Thank you for sharing this!