Category Archives: Sappho

Fragment 38 by Sappho

Now Love, the ineluctable, With bitter sweetness fills me, Overwhelms me, and shakes my being. Sappho 620 BC–550 BC Morning Song by Russell Boyle Advertisements

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Fragment 158 by Sappho

When anger surges through thy heart Let not thy foolish tongue take part. Sappho 620 BC–550 BC Synergy by Russell Boyle

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Sweet Apple Fragment by Sappho

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). Sappho Translated by Henry Vere de Stacpoole … Continue reading

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Fragment 105c by Sappho

O my mountain hyacinth What shepherds trod upon you With clumsy, rustic foot? Now you are a broken seal: A scarlet stain upon the earth. Sappho 620 BC–550 BC

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Fragment 130 by Sappho

Percussion, salt and honey, A quivering in the thighs; He shakes me all over again, Eros who cannot be thrown, Who stalks on all fours Like a beast. Eros makes me shiver again Strengthless in the knees, Eros gall and … Continue reading

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