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Sappho

I took my lyre and said

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

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The Muses

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

Sappho
tr. Barnard

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The Silver Moon

The silver moon is set;
The Pleiades are gone;
Half the long night is spent, and yet
I lie alone.

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Leto and Niobe

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

Sappho
tr. Barnard

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In the spring twilight

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

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I have no complaint

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

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With his venom

With his venom
irresistible
and bittersweet

that loosener
of limbs, Love

reptile-like
strikes me down

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I took my lyre

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

Sappho
tr. Barnard

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We know this much

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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Loneliness

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

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