In the Same Space The Canon
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The setting of houses, cafés, the neighborhood
that I’ve seen and walked through years on end:
 
I created you while I was happy, while I was sad,
with so many incidents, so many details.
 
And, for me, the whole of you is transformed into feeling.


Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard

(C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992)

- Original Greek Poem