Constantine P. Cavafy-Poems

Posted: 25/04/2021 by vequinox in Literature

ΟΤΑΝ ΔΙΕΓΕIΡΟΝΤΑΙ

Προσπάθησε να τα φυλάξεις, ποιητή

όσο κι αν είναι λίγα αυτά που σταματιούνται.

Του ερωτισμού σου τα οράματα.

Βάλτα, μισοκρυμένα, μες τες φράσεις σου.

Προσπάθησε να τα κρατήσεις, ποιητή,

όταν διεγείρονται μες το μυαλό σου

την νύχτα η μές την λάμψι του μεσημεριού.

WHEN THEY GET AROUSED

Try to still them, poet,

however few are the ones that can be stilled,

the visions of your eroticism.

Put them, half hidden, in your phrases.

Try to still them, poet,

when they get aroused in your mind

at night or in the dazzle of high-noon.

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