(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

I Took My Lyre

Poem by Sappho

I took my lyre and said:
Come now, my heavenly
tortoise shell: become
a speaking instrument

tr. Barnard

Comments about I Took My Lyre by Sappho

  • R W (7/13/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    I registered so I could comment. This short and simple poem relates so much to my life. I know what its like to want to convey feelings to a person through a musical instrument. To want to say something, sometimes you need a 'speaking instrument'...

    Completly beautiful.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002