Taurus: A Self-portrait and a Poem
The Afternoon Sun
…This room, how familiar it is.
The couch was here, near the door,
a Turkish carpet in front of it.
Close by, the shelf with two yellow vases.
On the right—no, opposite—a wardrobe with a
In the middle the table where he wrote,
and the three big wicker chairs.
Beside the window the bed
where we made love so many times…
From The Afternoon Sun by C.P. Cavafy, born 29 April 1863
translated by Edmund Keeley
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