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February 05, 2022


Bravo, Constantine Cavafy. He was one of the world's purest, most sensual, great poets, in my opinion. (T.S. Eliot thought so, too.) It is always a pleasure to return to his work. Thank you for posting "Ithaka." There are many fine translations of Cavafy, but my favorite translators are Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.

I love Sean Connery's reading of it:

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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