Remember, body...


Constantine Cavafy

Body, remember not only how much you were loved,

not only the beds on which you lay,

but also those desires which for you

plainly glowed in the eyes,

and trembled in the voice — and some

chance obstacle made them futile.

Now that all belongs to the past,

it is almost as if you had yielded

to those desires too — remember,

how they glowed, in the eyes looking at you;

how they trembled in the voice, for you, remember, body.


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