Treasure Island

Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Cyprian, in my dream


Cyprian, in my dream
the folds of a purple
kerchief shadowed
your cheeks --- the one

Timas one time sent,
a timid gift, all
the way from Phocaea

Sappho
tr. Barnard

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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