Ode To Aphrodite By Sappho

Ode To Aphrodite Deathless Aphrodite, throned in flowers, Daughter of Zeus, O terrible enchantress, With this sorrow, with this anguish, break my spirit Lady, not…

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We Put The Urn Abord Ship By Sappho

We Put The Urn Abord Ship We put the urn aboard ship with this inscription: This is the dust of little Timas who unmarried was…

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To A Rich Vulgarian By Sappho

To A Rich Vulgarian Fragments 35, 67, 81, 72, 68 combined. Thou fool — that thou shouldst plume thyself On rich attire, on jewel-hoard, On…

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Jealousy By Sappho

Jealousy He must feel blooded with the spirit of a god to sit opposite you and listen, and reply, to your talk, your laughter, your…

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To A Bride By Sappho

To A Bride Bride, around whom the rosy leaves are flying, Sweet image of the Cyprian undying, The bed awaits thee; go, and with him…

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Anactoria By Sappho

Anactoria Yes, Atthis, you may be sure Even in Sardis Anactoria will think often of us of the life we shared here, when you seemed…

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On The Tomb Of A Priestess Of Artemis By Sappho

On The Tomb Of A Priestess Of Artemis Voiceless I speak, and from the tomb reply Unto Æthopia, Leto’s child, was I Vowed by the…

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To One Who Loved Not Poetry By Sappho

To One Who Loved Not Poetry THOU liest dead, and there will be no memory left behind Of thee or thine in all the earth,…

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To Atthis The Inconstant By Sappho

To Atthis The Inconstant Fragments 33, 57A, 44, 41, 70, 58 combined. I loved thee, Atthis, — even thee! — Ah, long ago! As Aphrodite’s…

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Like The Very Gods In My Sight Is He By Sappho

Like the very gods in my sight is he Like the very gods in my sight is he who sits where he can look in…

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The Death Of Adonis By Sappho

The Death Of Adonis Fragments 108, 110, 115, 117, 116, 111, 114, and 113 combined. This is the lamentation-song For Adonis — woe for Adonis,…

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Blame Aphrodite By Sappho

Blame Aphrodite It’s no use Mother dear, I can’t finish my weaving You may blame Aphrodite soft as she is she has almost killed me…

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Ode To Anactoria By Sappho

Ode To Anactoria That man, whoever he may be, Who sits awhile to gaze on thee, Hearing thy lovely laugh, thy speech, Throned with the…

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To One False In Love By Sappho

To One False In Love O false as fair I am forgotten, then, by thee! Or haply on another shine The eyes that once looked…

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To Any Army Wife By Sappho

To Any Army Wife To any army wife, in Sardis: Some say a cavalry corps, some infantry, some again, will maintain that the swift oars…

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In Adoration By Sappho

In Adoration Blest as the immortal gods is he, The youth whose eyes may look on thee, Whose ears thy tongue’s sweet melody May still…

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The Arbor By Sappho

The Arbor He seems to he a god, that man Facing you, who leans to be close, Smiles, and, alert and glad, listens To your…

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Drapple-Thorned Aphrodite, By Sappho

Drapple-Thorned Aphrodite, Dapple-throned Aphrodite, eternal daughterf God, snare-knitter! Don’t, I beg you, cow my heart with grief! Come, as once when you heard my far-…

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Ode To A Loved One By Sappho

Ode To A Loved One LEST as the immortal gods is he, The youth who fondly sits by thee, And hears and sees thee, all…

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To Evening By Sappho

To Evening O HESPERUS! Thou bringest all things home; All that the garish day hath scattered wide; The sheep, the goat, back to the welcome…

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To Aphrodite By Sappho

To Aphrodite You know the place: then Leave Crete and come to us waiting where the grove is pleasantest, by precincts sacred to you; incense…

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It Was You, Atthis, Who Said By Sappho

It Was You, Atthis, Who Said It was you, Atthis, who said “Sappho, if you will not get up and let us look at you…

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The Anactoria Poem By Sappho

The Anactoria Poem Some say thronging cavalry, some say foot soldiers, others call a fleet the most beautiful of sights the dark earth offers, but…

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An Epithalamium By Sappho

An Epithalamium Fragments 91, 92, 99, 106, 104, 103, 100, 105, 101, 102, 96, 109, 93, 94, 97, 95, and 133 combined. Raise high the…

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My Garden By Sappho

My Garden I’ve a garden, a garden of dreams, Where the cool breeze whispering sways Softly the apple-sprays, And from leaves that shimmer and quiver…

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To Anactoria, Who Has Forsaken A Once-Loved Girlfriend Of Sappho By Sappho

To Anactoria, Who Has Forsaken A Once-Loved Girlfriend Of Sappho Rushing war-hosts, horsemen or foot or galleys — These doth one call, those doth another,…

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Hymn To Aphrodite By Sappho

Hymn To Aphrodite Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite! Child of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee Slay me not in this distress and anguish, Lady of…

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Song Of The Rose By Sappho

Song Of The Rose F Zeus chose us a King of the flowers in his mirth, He would call to the rose, and would royally…

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A Lament For Adonis By Sappho

A Lament For Adonis Cytherea, thy dainty Adonis is dying! Ah, what shall we do? O Nymphs, let it echo, the voice of your crying,…

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Must I Remind You, Clesis, By Sappho

Must I Remind You, Clesis, Must I remind you, Cleis, that sounds of grief are unbecmoming in a poet’s household? and that they are not…

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To A Youth Who Wooed A Woman Older Than Himself By Sappho

To A Youth Who Wooed A Woman Older Than Himself Friend, woo me not so earnestly. Vain is thy prayer. Nay, if in truth thou…

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He Is More Than A Hero By Sappho

He Is More Than A Hero He is more than a hero he is a god in my eyes– the man who is allowed to…

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Sleep, Darling By Sappho

Sleep, Darling Sleep, darling I have a small daughter called Cleis, who is like a golden flower I wouldn’t take all Croesus’ kingdom with love…

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A Hymn To Venus By Sappho

A Hymn To Venus O Venus, beauty of the skies, To whom a thousand temples rise, Gaily false in gentle smiles, Full of love-perplexing wiles;…

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No Word By Sappho

No Word I have had not one word from her Frankly I wish I were dead. When she left, she wept a great deal; she…

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To A Girl In A Garden By Sappho

To A Girl In A Garden O soft and dainty maiden, from afar I watch you, as amidst the flowers you move, And pluck them,…

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Evening By Sappho

Evening Children astray to their mothers, and goats to the herd, Sheep to the shepherd, through twilight the wings of the bird, All things that…

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Sappho To Her Girlfriends By Sappho

Sappho To Her Girlfriends Fragments 34, 77, 76, 61, 71, 48, 86, 83, 47, 129, and 32 combined. This is my song of maidens dear…

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You Know The Place- Then By Sappho

You Know The Place- Then You know the place: then Leave Crete and come to us waiting where the grove is pleasantest, by precincts sacred…

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Must I Remind You, Cleis, By Sappho

Must I Remind You, Cleis, Must I remind you, Cleis, that sounds of grief are unbecmoming in a poet’s household? and that they are not…

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Thy Form Is Lovely By Sappho

Thy Form Is Lovely Thy form is lovely and thine eyes are honeyed, O’er thy face the pale Clear light of love lies like a…

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Hesperus The Bringer By Sappho

Hesperus The Bringer O Hesperus, thou bringest all good things– Home to the weary, to the hungry cheer, To the young bird the parent’s brooding…

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Prayer To Our Lady Of Paphos By Sappho

Prayer To Our Lady Of Paphos Dapple-throned Aphrodite, eternal daughter of God, snare-knitter! Don’t, I beg you, cow my heart with grief! Come, as once…

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Yes, Atthis, You May Be Sure By Sappho

Yes, Atthis, You May Be Sure Yes, Atthis, you may be sure Even in Sardis Anactoria will think often of us of the life we…

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Maidens Dancing In Moonlight By Sappho

Maidens Dancing In Moonlight Then, as the broad moon rose on high, The maidens stood the altar nigh; And some in graceful measure The well-loved…

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The Torments Of Love By Sappho

The Torments Of Love Fragments 84, 45, 82, 36, 38, 37, 40, 80, 50, 55, and 42 combined. O Queens of Song, descend from your…

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Cyprian, In My Dream By Sappho

Cyprian, In My Dream Cyprian, in my dream the folds of a purple kerchief shadowed your cheeks — the one Timas one time sent, a…

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One Girl By Sappho

One Girl I Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough, A-top on the topmost twig–which the pluckers forgot, somehow– Forget it not,…

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Yea, Thou Shalt Die By Sappho

Yea, Thou Shalt Die Yea, thou shalt die, And lie Dumb in the silent tomb; Nor to thy name Shall there be any fame In…

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Like The Sweet Apple By Sappho

Like The Sweet Apple Like the sweet apple that reddens At end of the bough– Far end of the bough– Left by the gatherer’s swaying,…

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The Dust Of Timas By Sappho

The Dust Of Timas This dust was Timas; and they say That almost on her wedding day She found her bridal home to be The…

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Dica By Sappho

Dica With flowers fair adorn thy lustrous hair, Dica, amidst thy locks sweet blossoms twine, With thy soft hands, for so a maiden stands Accepted…

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On What Is Best By Sappho

On What Is Best Some celebrate the beauty of knights, or infantry, or billowing flotillas at battle on the sea. Warfare has its glory, but…

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Wedding Song By Sappho

Wedding Song Workmen lift high The beams of the roof, Hymenæus! Like Ares from sky Comes the groom to the bride, Hymenæus! Than men who…

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Like The Gods. . . By Sappho

Like The Gods. . . In my eyes he matches the gods, that man who sits there facing you–any man whatever– listening from closeby to…

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The Fisherman’s Tomb By Sappho

The Fisherman’s Tomb Over the fisher Pelagon Meniscus his father set The oar worn by the wave, the trap, and the fishing net;– For all…

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Cleis By Sappho

Cleis Sleep, darling I have a small daughter called Cleis, who is like a golden flower I wouldn’t take all Croesus’ kingdom with love thrown…

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