Constantin Cavafy: “Days of 1903”

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DAYS OF 1903

I never found them again–all lost so quickly…
the poetic eyes, the pale face…
in the darkening street…

I never found them againmine entirely by chance,
and so easily given up,
then longed for so painfully.
The poetic eyes, the pale face,
those lipsI never found them again.

C. P. Cavafy

Translation by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard

Photo credit:  5alexandrie1 by wispalex

~ by matt on 2 March 2008.

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