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Tuesday i’ve brought to art..

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I’ve Brought to Art

I sit in a mood of reverie.
I brought to Art desires and sensations:
things half-glimpsed,
faces or lines, certain indistinct memories
of unfulfilled love affairs. Let me submit to Art:
Art knows how to shape forms of Beauty,
almost imperceptibly completing life,
blending impressions, blending day with day.

(C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992)

Read more : http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=29&cat=1

Εκόμισα εις την Τέχνη

Κάθομαι και ρεμβάζω.   Επιθυμίες κ’ αισθήσεις
εκόμισα εις την Τέχνην—   κάτι μισοειδωμένα,
πρόσωπα ή γραμμές·   ερώτων ατελών
κάτι αβέβαιες μνήμες.   Aς αφεθώ σ’ αυτήν.
Ξέρει να σχηματίσει   Μορφήν της Καλλονής·
σχεδόν ανεπαισθήτως   τον βίον συμπληρούσα,
συνδυάζουσα εντυπώσεις,   συνδυάζουσα τες μέρες.

(Από τα Ποιήματα 1897-1933, Ίκαρος 1984)

Πηγή : http://www.kavafis.gr/poems/content.asp?id=38&cat=1

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