Awed By Her Splendor Poem by Sappho

Awed By Her Splendor

Rating: 2.9


Awed by her splendor
stars near the lovely
moon cover their own
bright faces
when she
is roundest and lights
earth with her silver

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 08 March 2016

Great imagery and nice poem

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Barbara Derbyshire 20 October 2015

A poem of true love from Sappho Some women are pure silver.

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23/5 Four 05 May 2017

a really creative way of expressing

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Tom Allport 05 May 2017

a nice poem of man's destination stop all silvery and bright? ......well penned.

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Avery Kelly 26 March 2020

no Tom, Sappho was gay

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2024

Last One BUT NOT THE LEAST: The poem reflects ancient Greek animist beliefs and their emphasis on aesthetics, emphasizing the allure and splendor of the moon. A delightful and fascinating poem

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2024

while its brevity conveys a sense of wonder. Sappho's fascination with beauty is clearly visible and she personifies the moon as a radiant woman, fascinating even the celestial bodies around her.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2024

This poem is about celebrating the beauty of the moon. The moon is compared to the stars and shines even brighter than them. The simplicity of the poem emphasizes the awe-inspiring nature of the moon,

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2024

So many times chosen by Poem Hunter and Team as The CLASSIC Poem Of The Day! Constantly my greatest applause for this Beauty by Sappho. Still 5 Stars

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Bri Edwards 27 March 2024

Sappho (/ˈsæfoʊ/; Greek: Σαπφώ Sapphō [sap.pʰɔ̌ː]; Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω Psápphō; c. 630 - c. 570 BC) was an Archaic Greek poet from Eresos or Mytilene on the island of Lesbos.[a] Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by music. '

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