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KEATS - SAPPHO, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methinks, when first the nightingale
Last Line: The pantings of her heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Sappho (610-580 B.c.)

METHINKS, when first the nightingale
Was mated to thy deathless song,
That Sappho with emotion pale,
A mid the Olympian throng,
Again, as in the Lesbian grove,
Stood listening with lips apart,
To hear in thy melodious love
The pantings of her heart.

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