English poetry

Poems in English


He Came To Read

He came to read. Two or three books
Are open; historians and poets.
But he only read for ten minutes,
And gave them up. He is dozing
On the sofa. He is fully devoted to books
But he is twenty-three years old, and he’s very handsome;
And this afternoon love passed
Through his ideal flesh, his lips.
Through his flesh which is full of beauty
The heat of love passed;
Without any silly shame for the form of the enjoyment…..


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Poem He Came To Read - Constantine P Cavafy
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