Friday, November 23, 2012

Poem for Thursday: "As Much As You Can" - Constantine F. Cavafy

Poems are back! I know you missed them. I've been devouring this book of poems, and highly recommend it. So the poems for the next few months will be from there. Here's the first !


And if you can't shape your life the way you want,
at least try as much as you can
not to degrade it
by too much contact with the world
by too much activity and talk.

Try not to degrade it by dragging it along,
taking it around and expecting it so often
to the daily silliness
of social events and parties,
until it comes to seem a boring hanger-on.

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