poet Sappho


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Blame Aphrodite

It's no use
Mother dear, I
can't finish my
You may
blame Aphrodite

soft as she is

she has almost
killed me with
love for that boy

tr. Barnard

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Infinitely (10/4/2018 6:28:00 PM)

    Literally the origin of Too gay to function

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  • I am gay (4/9/2018 4:45:00 AM)

    sure am

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (3/8/2016 5:08:00 AM)

    Lovely poem

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  • Tai Chi Italy (7/15/2007 5:42:00 PM)

    A painful truth revealed! lol smiling ironic like Tai

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