".. But we who serve Art, sometimes with the mind's intensity can create pleasure that seems almost physical - but of course only for a short time .."
I never had you nor, I suppose,
will I ever have you. A few words, an approach,
as in the bar yesterday -nothing more.
It's sad, I admit. But we who serve Art,
sometimes with the mind's intensity
can create pleasure that seems almost physical-
but of course only for a short time.
That's how in the bar yesterday-
mercifully helped by alcohol-
I had half an hour that was totally erotic.
And I think you understood this
and stayed slightly longer on purpose.
That too was very necessary.
Because with all the imagination,
all the magic alcohol,
I needed to see your lips as well,
needed your body near me.
Constantine P. Cavafy, Half an hour
YΓ: Ι couldn't resist the temptation to post one of the most beautiful "hidden" Cavafian poems .. also click on the 2 images and 3 links, provided of course that u r .. brave enough !