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Ionian

C.P. Cavafy

Just because we've torn their statues down,
and cast them from their temples,
doesn't for a moment mean the gods are dead.
Land of Ionia, they love you yet,

their spirits still remember you.
When an August morning breaks upon you
a vigour from their lives stabs through your air;
and sometimes an ethereal and youthful form
in swiftest passage, indistinct,

                passes up above your hills.

Added: 9 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 17 Jan 2018 5:16 PM | Viewed: 3556 times

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