Come Again The Canon
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Come again often and carry me away,
sensation of delight, come to me often —
when in the body memory awakes,
and the blood quickens with some old desire;
when lips and skin remember, and the hands
are conscious of a touch as if they touched.
 
Come again often and carry me away —
when lips and skin remember, in the night ....

Translated by John Cavafy

(Poems by C. P. Cavafy. Translated, from the Greek, by J. C. Cavafy. Ikaros, 2003)

- Original Greek Poem

- Translation by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard