Try to preserve them, poet,
your visions of love,
however few may stay for you.
Cast them, half hidden, into your verse.
Try to hold on to them, poet,
when they come alive in your mind
at night or in the brightness of noon.
– C.P. Cavafy* in Remember, Body…
a collection of poetry (1897-1933)
*shout out to my former roomie Dimitri for gifting it to me!