Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Birth of a Poem

Birth of a Poem 
C. P. Cavafy

(transl. by Daniel Mendelsohn

One night when the beautiful light of the moon
poured into my room . . . imagination, taking
something from life: some very scanty thing—
a distant scene, a distant pleasure—
brought a vision all its own of flesh,
a vision all its own to a sensual bed . . .


Jennifer said...

I love the poems you post!

the redhead said...

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoy them!