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He Vows

C.P. Cavafy

Every so often he vows to start a better life.
But when night comes with her own counsels,
with her compromises, and with her promises;
but when night comes with her own power
of the body that wants and demands, he returns,
forlorn, to the same fatal joy.

Added: 9 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 21 Nov 2017 8:28 PM | Viewed: 4350 times

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