A Quote by K. P. Kavafis on art, garden, gifts, gold, knowledge, love, and nature

Give me artificial flowers - porcelain and metal glories - neither fading nor decaying, forms unaging. Flowers of the splendid gardens of another place, where Forms and Styles and Knowledge dwell. I love flowers made of glass or gold, true Art's true gifts, their painted hues more beautiful than nature's, worked in nacre and enamel, with perfect leaves and branches.

K. P. Kavafis

Source: Aritifical Flowers, 1903 Translated by Peter J. King and Andrea Christofidou

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