Treasure Island

Anacreon

(570 BC – 488 BC)

The Bowl of Song


Sweet the song Anacreon sings,
Sweet notes flow from Sappho's strings:
Pindar's strains, their sweets among,
Add, to crown the bowl of song.
Such a triple charm would sure
Dionysus' lips allure;
Paphos' sleek-skinn'd queen would deign,
Or Love's self, the cup to drain.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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