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Sappho    Poet's Biography
40 poems available by this author


A COOL RETREAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Boughs with apples laden around me whisper;
Last Line: Stealeth upon me.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


A GIRL    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a child; so fair
Last Line: Nor lands men long to see.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Girls; Love; Mythology - Classical


ABOUT THE COOL WATER       


AN ABSENT FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: A glorious goddess in her eyes / were you, her comrade, and your songs
Last Line: And in her heart sick longing grows.
Subject(s): Absence; Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Separation; Isolation


AN HYMN TO VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: O venus, beauty of the skies
Last Line: And give me all my heart desires.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Venus (Goddess)


ANDROMACHE'S WEDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Hector and his men bring the girl, her eyes gleaming
Last Line: Singing for hector and for andromache divine.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Marriage; Mythology - Classical; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BE KIND TO ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Gongyla, I ask only
Last Line: Come soon
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Gays & Lesbians; Love; Mythology - Classical


BEAUTY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough
Last Line: Forgot it not, nay, but got it not, for none could get it till now.
Variant Title(s): One Girl (A Combination From Sappho): 1;a Young Bride (1)
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Beauty; Brides; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


BEAUTY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the wild hyacinth flower, which on the hills is found
Last Line: Until the purple blossom is trodden into the ground.
Variant Title(s): A Young Bride (2);one Girl (A Combination From Sappho): 2
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Beauty; Brides; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


BLEST AS THE IMMORTAL GODS IS HE       


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou, hesper, bringest homeward all
Last Line: The children to their mother's side.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Evening; Love; Mythology - Classical; Sunset; Twilight


FLOWERS FOR THE GRACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Weave garlands, maiden, from the strands
Last Line: But turn aside from the ungarlanded.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Flowers; Love; Mythology - Classical


FOREVER DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Death shall be death forever unto thee
Last Line: Among the shadowy, averted dead.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


FORGOTTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead shalt thou lie; and nought
Last Line: No friendly shade thy shade shall company!
Variant Title(s): Sapphic Fragment
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Death; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Dead, The


FROM SAPPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou liest dead, -- lie on: of thee
Last Line: Shall find in thee a lover lost.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Death; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Dead, The


FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Off in the twilight hung the low full moon
Last Line: Trampling the tender bloom of the soft grass.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


GARDEN OF THE NYMPHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cool waters tumble, singing as they go
Last Line: My soul entrancing.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Mythology - Classical


HESPERUS THE BRINGER    Poem Text    
First Line: O hesperus, thou bringest all good things
Last Line: Thou bring'st the child too to its mother's breast.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love has unbound my limbs and set me shaking
Last Line: A monster bitter-sweet and my unmaking.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


MOTHER, I CANNOT MIND MY WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet mother, let the weaving be
Last Line: I long for my young love.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is gone
Last Line: Alone I lie.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Night; Bedtime


PARTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Truly I want to die
Last Line: And royal ointment on my hair you shed.'
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Farewell; Love; Mythology - Classical; Parting


POIKILOTHRON    Poem Text    
First Line: All-ador'd, all glorious aphrodita
Last Line: Victory with me.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


ROUND ABOUT ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Round about me hum the winds of autumn
Last Line: Spreads as a river.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


SAPPHICS    Poem Text    
First Line: All the night sleep came not upon my eyelids
Last Line: Hearing, to hear them.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Dreams; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology; Mythology - Classical; Sleep; Nightmares


SAPPHO TO PHAON    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, lovely youth, that dost my heart command
Last Line: And either cease to live, or cease to love!
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


SILENCE IN DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: When death shall close those eyes, imperious dame!
Last Line: And snatch a bright eternity from fate.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


SONG OF THE ROSE, FR. ACHILLES TATIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: If zeus chose us a king of the flowers in his mirth
Last Line: As they laugh to the wind as it laughs from the west!
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Holidays; Love; Mythology - Classical; Trees


THE DUST OF TIMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: This dust was timas; and they say
Last Line: They cut them off with sharpened shears.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright stars, around the fair selene peering
Last Line: Floods the world over.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


THE MOON HAS VEIL'D HER SILVER LIGHT       


THE NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: The dear good angel of the spring
Last Line: The nightingale.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


THE PLEIADS NOW NO MORE ARE SEEN       


THE WEEPING PLEIADS WESTER       


TO A BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Blest beyond earth's bliss, with heaven I deem him
Last Line: Almost as dead.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


TO APHRODITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Immortal on thy many-splendoured throne
Last Line: Be thou to me.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


TO ATTHIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved you, atthis, once, long, long ago
Last Line: You seemed to me a small, ungainly child.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Love - Age Differences; Mythology - Classical


WEDDING SONG: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Maidenhood, o maidenhood
Last Line: Never again back to thee.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Wedding Song; Epithalamium


WEDDING SONG: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Bridegroom dear, to what shall I compare thee?
Last Line: To a slim green rod best do I compare thee.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Slenderness; Wedding Song; Thinness; Epithalamium


WELL MAY THE HAPPY YOUTH REJOICE