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Desires

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 --
this is what desires resemble that have passed
without fulfillment; with none of them having achieved
a night of sensual delight, or a bright morning.

Added: 9 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 20 Nov 2017 9:17 PM | Viewed: 5248 times

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