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He Is More Than A Hero by Sappho

He Is More Than A Hero by Sappho

He is more than a hero he is a god in my eyes-- the man who is allowed to sit beside you -- he who listens intimately to the sweet murmur of your voice, the enticing ...

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On What Is Best by Sappho

On What Is Best by Sappho

Some celebrate the beauty of knights, or infantry, or billowing flotillas at battle on the sea. Warfare has its glory, but I place far above these military splendors the ...

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Awed By Her Splendor by Sappho

Awed By Her Splendor by Sappho

Awed by her splendor stars near the lovely moon cover their own bright faces when she is roundest and lights earth with her silver

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Jealousy by Sappho

Jealousy by Sappho

He must feel blooded with the spirit of a godto sit opposite you and listen, and reply,to your talk, your laughter, your touching,breath-held silences. But what I feel, sitting ...

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It’s No Use by Sappho

It’s No Use by Sappho

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 with love for that boy

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Orchard Song by Sappho

Orchard Song by Sappho

Cool murmur of water through apple-woodTroughs without numberThe whole orchard fills, whilst the leavesLend their music to slumber.

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To Aphrodite by Sappho

To Aphrodite by Sappho

You know the place: thenLeave Crete and come to uswaiting where the grove ispleasantest, by precinctssacred to you; incensesmokes on the altar, coldstreams murmur through theapple ...

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Cleis by Sappho

Cleis by Sappho

Sleep, darlingI have a smalldaughter calledCleis, who islike a goldenflower I wouldn'ttake all Croesus'kingdom with lovethrown in, for her---Don't ask me what to wearI have ...

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Before They Were Mothers by Sappho

Before They Were Mothers by Sappho

Before they were mothers Leto and Niobe had been the most devoted of friends

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You May Forget But by Sappho

You May Forget But by Sappho

You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us

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Ode To A Loved One by Sappho

Ode To A Loved One by Sappho

LEST as the immortal gods is he, The youth who fondly sits by thee, And hears and sees thee, all the while, Softly speaks and sweetly smile. 'Twas this deprived my soul of rest, ...

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Blame Aphrodite by Sappho

Blame Aphrodite by Sappho

It's no useMother dear, Ican't finish myweaving You mayblame Aphroditesoft as she isshe has almostkilled me withlove for that boy Sappho tr. ...

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I Have No Complaint by Sappho

I Have No Complaint by Sappho

I have no complaint prosperity that the golden Muses gave me was no delusion: dead, I won't be forgotten

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In Adoration by Sappho

In Adoration by Sappho

Blest as the immortal gods is he,The youth whose eyes may look on thee,Whose ears thy tongue's sweet melodyMay still devour.Thou smilest too!--sweet smile, whose charmHas struck ...

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A Hymn To Venus by Sappho

A Hymn To Venus by Sappho

O Venus, beauty of the skies,To whom a thousand temples rise,Gaily false in gentle smiles,Full of love-perplexing wiles;O goddess, from my heart removeThe wasting cares and pains ...

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Anactoria by Sappho

Anactoria by Sappho

Yes, Atthis, you may be sure Even in SardisAnactoria will think often of usof the life we shared here, when you seemedthe Goddess incarnateto her ...

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My Garden by Sappho

My Garden by Sappho

I've a garden, a garden of dreams,Where the cool breeze whispering swaysSoftly the apple-sprays,And from leaves that shimmer and quiverDown on mine eyelids streamsA slumber-river.

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In The Spring Twilight by Sappho

In The Spring Twilight by Sappho

In the spring twilight the full moon is shining: Girls take their places as though around an altar

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Although They Are by Sappho

Although They Are by Sappho

Although they are only breath, words which I command are immortal

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I Took My Lyre by Sappho

I Took My Lyre by Sappho

I took my lyre and said:Come now, my heavenlytortoise shell: becomea speaking instrument Sappho tr. Barnard

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I Took My Lyre And Said by Sappho

I Took My Lyre And Said by Sappho

I took my lyre and said: Come now, my heavenly tortoise shell: become a speaking instrument

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It Is The Muses by Sappho

It Is The Muses by Sappho

It is the Muses who have caused me to be honred: they taught me their craft

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No Word by Sappho

No Word by Sappho

I have had not one word from herFrankly I wish I were dead.When she left, she wepta great deal; she said tome, ``This parting must beendured, Sappho. I go unwillingly.''I said, ...

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Without Warning by Sappho

Without Warning by Sappho

Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart

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One Girl by Sappho

One Girl by Sappho

ILike the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough,A-top on the topmost twig--which the pluckers forgot, somehow--Forget it not, nay, but got it not, for none could get it ...

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A Lament For Adonis by Sappho

A Lament For Adonis by Sappho

Cytherea, thy dainty Adonis is dying!Ah, what shall we do?O Nymphs, let it echo, the voice of your crying,The greenwood through!O Forest-maidens, smite on the breast,Rend ye the ...

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Song Of The Rose by Sappho

Song Of The Rose by Sappho

F Zeus chose us a King of the flowers in his mirth, He would call to the rose, and would royally crown it; For the rose, ho, the rose! is the grace of the earth, Is the light of ...

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It Was You, Atthis, Who Said by Sappho

It Was You, Atthis, Who Said by Sappho

It was you, Atthis, who said "Sappho, if you will not get up and let us look at you I shall never love you again! "Get up, unleash your suppleness, lift off your Chian ...

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Cyprian, In My Dream by Sappho

Cyprian, In My Dream by Sappho

Cyprian, in my dreamthe folds of a purplekerchief shadowedyour cheeks --- the oneTimas one time sent,a timid gift, allthe way from Phocaea Sappho tr. ...

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And Their Feet Move by Sappho

And Their Feet Move by Sappho

And their feet move rhythmically, as tender feet of Cretan girls danced once around an altar of love, crushing a circle in the soft smooth flowering grass

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The Moon by Sappho

The Moon by Sappho

THE stars about the lovely moon Fade back and vanish very soon, When, round and full, her silver face Swims into sight, and lights all space

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Sleep, Darling by Sappho

Sleep, Darling by Sappho

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 in, for her --- Don't ask me what to ...

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Like The Gods. . . by Sappho

Like The Gods. . . by Sappho

In my eyes he matches the gods, that man who sits there facing you--any man whatever--listening from closeby to the sweetness of your voice as you talk, thesweetness of your ...

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We Know This Much by Sappho

We Know This Much by Sappho

We know this much Death is an evil; we have the gods' word for it; they too would die if death were a good thing

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You Know The Place: Then by Sappho

You Know The Place: Then by Sappho

You know the place: then Leave Crete and come to us waiting where the grove is pleasantest, by precincts sacred to you; incense smokes on the altar, cold streams murmur through ...

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With His Venom by Sappho

With His Venom by Sappho

With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down

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Drapple-Thorned Aphrodite, by Sappho

Drapple-Thorned Aphrodite, by Sappho

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- off cry and, listening, stepped ...

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Words by Sappho

Words by Sappho

Although they areonly breath, wordswhich I commandare immortal Sappho tr. Barnard

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Tonight I’Ve Watched by Sappho

Tonight I’Ve Watched by Sappho

Tonight I've watched the moon and then the Pleiades go down The night is now half-gone; youth goes; I am in bed alone

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An Epithalamium by Sappho

An Epithalamium by Sappho

Fragments 91, 92, 99, 106, 104, 103, 100, 105, 101, 102, 96, 109, 93, 94, 97, 95, and 133 combined.Raise high the beams of the raftered hall,(Sing the Hymen-refrain!)Ye builders, ...

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Of Course I Love You by Sappho

Of Course I Love You by Sappho

Of course I love you but if you love me, marry a young woman! I couldn't stand it to live with a young man, I being older

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Loneliness by Sappho

Loneliness by Sappho

Set are the Pleiades; the Moon is downAnd midnight dark on high.The hours, the hours, drift by,And here I lie,Alone

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Yes, Atthis, You May Be Sure by Sappho

Yes, Atthis, You May Be Sure by Sappho

Yes, Atthis, you may be sure Even in Sardis Anactoria will think often of us of the life we shared here, when you seemed the Goddess incarnate to her and your singing ...

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Like The Sweet Apple by Sappho

Like The Sweet Apple by Sappho

Like the sweet apple that reddensAt end of the bough--Far end of the bough--Left by the gatherer's swaying,Forgotten, so thou.Nay, not forgotten, ungotten,Ungathered (till now).

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Leto And Niobe by Sappho

Leto And Niobe by Sappho

Before they were mothersLeto and Niobehad been the mostdevoted of friends Sappho tr. Barnard

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Standing By My Bed by Sappho

Standing By My Bed by Sappho

Standing by my bed in gold sandals Dawn that very moment awoke me

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We Put The Urn Abord Ship by Sappho

We Put The Urn Abord Ship by Sappho

We put the urn aboard ship with this inscription: This is the dust of little Timas who unmarried was led into Persephone's dark bedroom And she being far from home, girls her ...

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Hymn To Aphrodite by Sappho

Hymn To Aphrodite by Sappho

Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite! Child of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee Slay me not in this distress and anguish, Lady of beauty. Hither come as once before thou ...

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Must I Remind You, Cleis, by Sappho

Must I Remind You, Cleis, by Sappho

Must I remind you, Cleis, that sounds of grief are unbecmoming in a poet's household? and that they are not suitable in ours?

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Prayer To Our Lady Of Paphos by Sappho

Prayer To Our Lady Of Paphos by Sappho

Dapple-throned Aphrodite,eternal daughter of God,snare-knitter! Don't, I beg you,cow my heart with grief! Come,as once when you heard my far-off cry and, listening, steppedfrom ...

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