Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

The Arbor - Poem by Sappho

He seems to he a god, that man
Facing you, who leans to be close,
Smiles, and, alert and glad, listens
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Comments about The Arbor by Sappho

  • (3/5/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    No clue why the rating is so low on this poem. This is an inspired poem with so much character. Sappho's ex-lover is in the arms of a man now, and yet she must gaze upon the sight of her and this man much too often. She experiences heat flashes out of anger that pulse through her skin, and she grows green with envy. She feels numb, so much that she describes the feeling as a place between life and death. Exceptional poem from more than 2500 years ago! (Report)Reply

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