Constantine P Cavafy

Here you will find the Poem Body Remember of poet Constantine P Cavafy

Body Remember

Body, remember not only how much you were loved 
not only the beds you lay on. 
but also those desires glowing openly 
in eyes that looked at you, 
trembling for you in voices- 
only some chance obstacle frustrated them. 
Now that it's all finally in the past, 
it seems almost as if you gave yourself 
to those desires too-how they glowed, 
remember, in eyes that looked at you, 
remember, body, how they trembled for you in those voices.