Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Before They Were Mothers

Poem by Sappho

Before they were mothers
Leto and Niobe
had been the most
devoted of friends


Comments about Before They Were Mothers by Sappho

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/4/2019 11:42:00 PM)

    Motherhood changes a woman drastically. Her attention, devotion and major part of her love is diverted to her progeny after attaining it. Great tribute to motherhood. Well deserved classic poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/4/2019 10:30:00 PM)

    friendship is the pure source of creation!(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (5/4/2019 9:16:00 AM)

    In brevity the hue of changing relationships splashed so effectively. Super!(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/4/2019 8:46:00 AM)

    Before they were mothers. frinds and devotion...... a very nice poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/4/2019 4:52:00 AM)

    Dedicated to mothers.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/4/2019 3:01:00 AM)

    Before they were mothers....much meaningful beginning line. Beautiful poem with lofty theme.(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (5/4/2019 1:56:00 AM)

    Citing the only stanza here, of course the Original is in ancient Greek language.............................
    Before they were mothers
    Leto and Niobe
    had been the most
    devoted of friends..................That´s how girls go..............independent then married and have kids.........
    WOW! A poem from the world famous SAPPHO, lawyas in brevity. CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as The CLASSIC Poem Of The Day. Hurray!(Report)Reply

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  • doot doot (1/29/2019 4:25:00 PM)

    harold they were lesbians(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/5/2017 2:53:00 AM)

    Well written, motherhood definitely changes one's priorities.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/5/2017 12:57:00 AM)

    Relationships in whatever capacity remain sturdy with all their intimacy and understanding. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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