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Picture Of A 23-Year-Old Youth Painted By His Friend Of The Same Age, An Amature

C.P. Cavafy

He finished the painting yesterday noon. Now
he studies it in detail. He has painted him in a
gray unbuttoned coat, a deep gray; without
any vest or any tie. With a rose-colored shirt;
open at the collar, so something might be seen
also of the beauty of his chest, of his neck.
The right temple is almost entirely
covered by his hair, his beautiful hair
(parted in the manner he perfers it this year).
There is the completely voluptuous tone
he wanted to put into it when he was doing the eyes,
when he was doing the lips.... His mouth, the lips
that are made for consummation, for choice love-making.


Trans. from the Greek by Rae Dalven

Added: 9 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 20 Jan 2018 10:07 AM | Viewed: 3724 times

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