|I did not stop myself. I surrendered fully and went,
went willingly to those half-real pleasures,
to those that half-lurked in my thoughts ―
I went into the incandescent evening.
And there I drank the heady wines
that those unafraid of erotic pleasure drink.
|Translated by Stratis Haviaras|
|(C.P. Cavafy, The Canon. Translated from the Greek by Stratis Haviaras, Hermes Publishing, 2004) |
|- Original Greek Poem
|- Translation by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard|
|- Translation by John Cavafy|