The Selected Poems of Cavafy

The Selected Poems of Cavafy


  • Author: [[C.P. Cavafy]]
  • Full Title: The Selected Poems of Cavafy
  • Category: #books


  • As Much As You Can If you cannot fashion your life as you would like,
    endeavour to do this at least,
    as much as you can: do not trivialize it
    through too much contact with the world,
    through too much activity and chatter.
    Do not trivialize your life by parading it,
    running around displaying it
    in the daily stupidity of cliques and gatherings
    until it becomes like a tiresome guest.

(Location 601)

  • Our clothes half undone now –
    the few we had on,
    with divine July burning.

(Location 1001)