In Adoration Poem by Sappho

In Adoration

Rating: 2.8


Blest as the immortal gods is he,
The youth whose eyes may look on thee,
Whose ears thy tongue's sweet melody
May still devour.

Thou smilest too!--sweet smile, whose charm
Has struck my soul with wild alarm,
And, when I see thee, bids disarm
Each vital power.

Speechless I gaze: the flame within
Runs swift o'er all my quivering skin:
My eyeballs swim; with dizzy din
My brain reels round;

And cold drops fall; and tremblings frail
Seize every limb; and grassy pale
I grow; and then--together fail
Both sight and sound.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mary Skarpathiotaki 30 September 2018

Excellent! ! ! ! Adorable Sappho..10+++++++++++++++++! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Latha Govindasamy 21 October 2016

Very sensational. Written the poem in a very involved manner.

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* Sunprincess * 04 September 2015

...............so superb, this poem is so beautiful...adding to my favorites ?

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Kim Barney 15 March 2015

Wow! For a poem as old as this one, it seems surprisingly modern and easily understandable. Whoever translated it did a great job, I assume. (Maybe this English translation is even better than the original, who can tell?)

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