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Morning sea, by Cavafy

Cavafis

Morning sea

Let me stop here. Let me, too, look at nature awhile.
The brilliant blue of the morning sea, of the cloudless sky,
the yellow shore; all lovely,
all bathed in light.

Let me stand here. And let me pretend I see all this
(I really did see it for a minute when I first stopped)
and not my usual day-dreams here too,
my memories, those images of sensual pleasure.

Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard

Constantine Cavafy.

Alexandria (1863-1933). Greek poet