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A Lament For Adonis

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Cytherea, thy dainty Adonis is dying!
Ah, what shall we do?
O Nymphs, let it echo, the voice of your crying,
The greenwood through!

O Forest-maidens, smite on the breast,
Rend ye the delicate-woven vest!
Let the wail ring wild and high:
'Ah for Adonis!' cry.
O Sappho, how canst thou chant the bliss
Of Kypris — after such day as this?
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Jenny Hanniver 11 June 2018
Even though I'd like to share these translations, they are worthless without the name of the translator(s) .
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Abhimanyu Kumar.s 19 November 2017
A beautiful penned art. So soothing
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Shivangi Mariam 16 October 2016
Wail for Adonis, wail!
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* Sunprincess * 04 September 2015
...............beautiful poem....and so inspiring ?
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Patricia Saunders 11 June 2014
What? ? ? ? ? Who are you, who pretends to be the great ancient poet Sappho? That Greek woman did not write in rhyming English. How dare you mangle those beautiful poetic fragments the REAL SAPPHO wrote?
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Patricia Saunders 11 June 2014
What is this crap? Sappho didn't write this! The Greek poet did not write in rhyming English.
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