LongingsLike 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.