Constantine P. Cavafy-Poems


Δεν εδεσμεύθηκα. Τελείως αφέθηκα κ’ επήγα.

Στες απολαύσεις, που μισό πραγματικές

μισό γυρνάμενες μες στο μυαλό μου ήσαν,

επήγα μες στην φωτισμένη νύχτα.

Κ’ ήπια από δυνατά κρασιά, καθώς

που πίνουν οι ανδρείοι της ηδονής.


I did not restrain myself.

I set myself entirely free and I went.

To the pleasures that were half real,

half turning around inside my mind,

I went to the illuminated night.

And I drank strong wines, like the ones

those who are unafraid of carnal delights drink.

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