Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

The Fisherman's Tomb


Over the fisher Pelagon Meniscus his father set
The oar worn by the wave, the trap, and the fishing net;--
For all men, and for ever, memorials there to be
Of the luckless life of the fisher, the labourer of the sea.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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