Tuesday, February 07, 2017




He Had Planned To Read

He had planned to read. Two or three books lie open,
books by historians, by poets.
But he read for barely ten minutes,
then gave it up, falling half-asleep on the sofa.
He's completely devoted to books --
but he's twenty-three, and very good-looking;
and this afternoon Eros penetrated
his ideal flesh, his lips,
an erotic warmth penetrated
his lovely flesh--
with no ridiculous shame about the form the pleasure took...

- Constantine P. Cavafy (1924)

5 comments:

Esta Noche said...

Un intérieur de rêve pour l'auteur de ce blog.

JiEL said...

Chacun a son choix en décoration intérieure.

Personnellement, je suis plus à l'aise dans un décor «moderne».

MJJM said...

The sensual poems of Cavafy are the best !

Esta Noche said...

@ JiEl : Parfait pour moi (n'oublions pas que, quand il s'ennuyait, Holmes tirait des coups de revolver dans son appartement, ce qui avait pour effet de tétaniser la pauvre Mme Hudson...)

Esta Noche said...

MJJM: Absolutely.