He Is More Than A Hero Poem by Sappho

He Is More Than A Hero

Rating: 3.2

He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes-
the man who is allowed
to sit beside you - he

who listens intimately
to the sweet murmur of
your voice, the enticing

laughter that makes my own
heart beat fast. If I meet
you suddenly, I can'

speak - my tongue is broken;
a thin flame runs under
my skin; seeing nothing,

hearing only my own ears
drumming, I drip with sweat;
trembling shakes my body

and I turn paler than
dry grass. At such times
death isn't far from me

He Is More Than A Hero
Ruby Honeytip 06 December 2012

Wow! ! This is soaked in such intense feeling. Truly...artfully....beautiful: ^)

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Kaz Porterfield 08 February 2008

Sappho wrote such a beautiful poem. Part of this poem was used in the Episode Many Happy Returns from Xena: Warrior Princess.

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Brittney Wilhoit 21 March 2006

Sappho is so amazing and this poem is so beautiful she really is a muse

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* Sunprincess * 16 August 2015

.......a superb write, very intense with emotion ★

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 July 2021

5 Stars full for this amazin Sappho poem

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 July 2021

In Sappho's time, God is near her, inside her, loveliest poem!

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 February 2020

very beautiful formation of poem and insightful poem penned where a true inner self is more than a super victorious hero///

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Chinedu Dike 11 October 2019

An insightful work of art written with clarity of thought and mind...........................................................

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neil russell-jones 13 June 2019

My translation - in couplets He is more than a hero: god-like he is too, The man who shares your life with you. Holds your voice in his mind - a murmuring stream, His laughter takes your heart into a dream. In a chance encounter I, tongue-tied, spin, And red hot flames run through my skin. I cannot see, but my ears pulse loud, I tremble: and my sweat stands proud. My skin grows pale, as white as wheat, My longing is for death – so sweet!

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Cati 19 January 2021

Wow..I'm speechless. Your version is wonderful and still preserves the original's style and emotion. Thank you.

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