Sweet Apple Fragment by Sappho

Sappho by Charles August Mengin 1877

Sappho by Charles August Mengin 1877

Like the sweet apple that reddens
At 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).

Translated by Henry Vere de Stacpoole (1863- 1951)

About Russell Boyle

Russell Boyle is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. His poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness. Russell is the author of the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 to 10 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Sample poems and questions may be downloaded from http://russellboyle.com
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4 Responses to Sweet Apple Fragment by Sappho

  1. cindy knoke says:

    New to me and wonderful! Thanks Russel~

  2. Great post! 😀 I nominated you for a Liebster Award http://jodiepaterson.com/2014/09/22/liebster-award/

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