Like beautiful bodies of the dead who had not grown oldand they shut them, with tears, in a magnificent mausoleum,with roses at the head and jasmine at the feet —this is what desires resemble that have passedwithout fulfillment; with none of them having achieveda night of sensual delight, or a bright morning.
Desires by Constantine P. Cavafy

Like beautiful bodies of the dead who had not grown old
and they shut them, with tears, in a magnificent mausoleum,
with roses at the head and jasmine at the feet —
this is what desires resemble that have passed
without fulfillment; with none of them having achieved
a night of sensual delight, or a bright morning.

Desires by Constantine P. Cavafy

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