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He Is More Than A Hero

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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
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COMMENTS
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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* Sunprincess * 16 August 2015
.......a superb write, very intense with emotion ?
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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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