(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

We Put The Urn Abord Ship

Poem by Sappho

We put the urn aboard ship
with this inscription:

This is the dust of little
Timas who unmarried was led
into Persephone's dark bedroom

And she being far from home, girls
her age took new-edged blades
to cut, in mourning for her,
these curls of their soft hair

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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