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one night

the room was poor and squalid,
hidden above the dubious tavern.
From the window you could see the alley
filthy and narrow. From below
came the voices of some workmen
playing cards and carousing.

And there on the much-used, lowly bed
I had the body of love, I had the lips,
the voluptuous and rosy lips of ecstasy-
rosy lips of such ecstasy, that even now
as i write, after so many years!
in my solitary house, I am drunk again.

C. Cavafis

Μια νύχτα

Η κάμαρα ήταν πτωχική και πρόστυχη,
κρυμένη επάνω από την ύποπτη ταβέρνα.
Απ' το παράθυρο φαίνονταν το σοκάκι,
το ακάθαρτο και το στενό. Από κάτω
ήρχονταν η φωνές κάτι εργατών
που έπαιζαν χαρτιά και που γλεντούσαν.
Κ' εκεί στο λαϊκό, το ταπεινό κρεββάτι
είχα το σώμα του έρωτος, είχα τα χείλη
τα ηδονικά και ρόδινα της μέθης -
τα ρόδινα μιας τέτοιας μέθης, που και τώρα
που γράφω, έπειτ' από τόσα χρόνια!,
μες στο μονήρες σπίτι μου, μεθώ ξανά.

Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης
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:iconaerendial:
aerendial Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
featured in journal ''shadow.concept'' [link] in the group :iconshadowlightseeker: :tea:
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
This excellent image has been featured in "52 Images" along with music by Tricky and PJ Harvey. [link]
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Thank you very much!
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dwk61 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
My pleasure! :)
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Piarvi-Recherreen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
thank you so much for your kind comment:-)
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Featured here [link] :)
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RaVeNuS9 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
It provides the poem with a different kind of depth. Its eroticism is turned into a scene filled with your photograph's undercurrents of terror. I love it.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
I appreciate that; thank you!
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RaVeNuS9 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
:heart: :heart:
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
:heat:
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:iconalphaon:
Alphaon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Photographer
Wow that's spooky atmosphere there mister :heart: I love it how the light is playing with the shadows and those cold, rugged walls are creating a narrow path for that shadowy figure :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Spookey but great moody composition.
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
thank you!
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
beautiful poem to accompany ur photo! :heart:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Many thanks Natalia.... be good:heart:
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:iconnkvgbd:
NKVGBD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
excellent shot and choice of words =D
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Νασαι καλά, Νίκο.....Σ' ευχαριστώ!
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:iconnkvgbd:
NKVGBD Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
My pleasure :)
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IzabelaMilczarek Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very creepy ;) don't know why but this reminds me the film exorcist :D
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TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Photographer
Featured Here - [link]

Have a great week! :sprint:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thank you so much... and you too!!!!
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Irini-Venus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
wow.... I love the way she shadow enters the shot....
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
thank you very much, Irini:-)
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Doroo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Hitchcock :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Photographer
a picture that the Yard would be proud to have as a submission :)
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
thank you very much, Stamatis:-)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
:)
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Great atmosphere :clap:
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
thank you very much!
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aR-Ka Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
:O scary one!
we r not used to see this kind of pictures from u Vaggeli!
i like it allot :)
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
indeed...
thank you very much, Ari!
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Milesselim Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Photographer
the shadow is great
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:iconvaggelisfragiadakis:
VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
thank you!!!!
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Ironiada Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
superb execution on this. Did you use a flash ?
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
thank you very much.....
n flash; not at all.. all light was natural!
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great composition and shadow Vaggelis!
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
I appreciate ti very much, Ryan; thank you!
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure Vaggelis!
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:iconkaarmen:
Kaarmen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
great ...and the poem too
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:iconchanaj:
Chanaj Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Nice shot. Very creepy.
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
thank you very much
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Villanelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009   Photographer
Excellent work as usual- this one has a great film noir feel to it :)
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
thank you very much
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CSnyder Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
very cool, love the kinda dark mood to his, great shot indeed
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