Fragment 158 by Sappho

Sappho by Charles August Mengin 1877

When anger surges through thy heart
Let not thy foolish tongue take part.

620 BC–550 BC

Synergy by Russell Boyle


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
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2 Responses to Fragment 158 by Sappho

  1. Aquileana says:

    So true! Particularly when it comes to women … I guess she knew women pretty well 😛
    By the way, If Nietzsche would have said this, he would have been called “misogynist”!
    Best wishes, dear Russell. Aquilina 😀

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