(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Sappho Poems

1. Like the very gods in my sight is he 12/10/2015
2. To A Youth Who Wooed A Woman Older Than Himself 3/31/2010
3. To Anactoria, Who Has Forsaken A Once-Loved Girlfriend Of Sappho 3/31/2010
4. To A Bride 3/31/2010
5. To Atthis The Inconstant 3/31/2010
6. To A Rich Vulgarian 3/31/2010
7. The Death Of Adonis 3/31/2010
8. The Fisherman's Tomb 3/31/2010
9. The Dust Of Timas 3/31/2010
10. Wedding Song 3/31/2010
11. To One False In Love 3/31/2010
12. On The Tomb Of A Priestess Of Artemis 3/31/2010
13. Jealousy 12/1/2015
14. An Epithalamium 3/31/2010
15. Hesperus The Bringer 3/31/2010
16. Dica 3/31/2010
17. Thy Form Is Lovely 3/31/2010
18. Yea, Thou Shalt Die 3/31/2010
19. To A Girl In A Garden 3/31/2010
20. Ode To Anactoria 3/31/2010
21. The Torments Of Love 3/31/2010
22. Orchard Song 3/31/2010
23. Evening 3/31/2010
24. Ode To Aphrodite 12/23/2014
25. The Silver Moon 3/31/2010
26. Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel 3/31/2010
27. Youth And Age 3/31/2010
28. Maidens Dancing In Moonlight 3/31/2010
29. The Arbor 3/31/2010
30. Grace 3/31/2010
31. Claïs 3/31/2010
32. Must I Remind You, Clesis, 1/1/2004
33. Like The Sweet Apple 3/31/2010
34. Sappho To Her Girlfriends 3/31/2010
35. Loneliness 3/31/2010
36. Moonlight 3/31/2010
37. My Garden 3/31/2010
38. To Evening 1/1/2004
39. Standing By My Bed 12/31/2002
40. To Any Army Wife 12/31/2002

Comments about Sappho

  • Savita Tyagi Savita Tyagi (6/7/2016 6:08:00 PM)

    Such smooth flow of words in defining a human emotion. Beautiful!

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/13/2016 6:41:00 AM)

    ........ even after 2600 years, Sappho's verse keep being very inspirational to us all poets....

  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (2/9/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    I am reading your poems how many years later of your death. I do not know who will read my poems two thousand years later. +8801919455479

  • Bleak House (4/17/2011 9:18:00 AM)

    An immortal goddess of inspiration from the isle of Lesbos, the tenth muse according to Plato himself and a high priestess of enchantment for the enduring beauty and contemporary appeal of her surviving fragments. She lives on eternally.

  • Linda Hollander (4/10/2008 2:19:00 PM)

    I hope someone can help me. It is my understanding that Winnaretta Singer, the Princesse de Polignac, made many translations of Sappho's poems at the turn of the 20th century (Perhaps between 1900-1914, but possibly not until after WWl) . I would like to find them, but have not been successful so far.

    Is there a Sappho scholar reading this who can help me? If so, please feel free to email me at as soon as you read this.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

  • Rose Noir (9/4/2006 2:11:00 AM)

    Here's another one, not included in this anthology:

    Mountain Wind

    Just as the wind
    in the mountains
    blows the oaks
    assunder, so did
    blow my mind.

  • Rose Noir (9/4/2006 1:42:00 AM)

    It's rare to find so many fragments of her divine lyrics. I'm in Arcadia.......!

  • Uriah Hamilton (7/12/2005 7:23:00 AM)

    The greatest poet of them all,
    though only beautiful fragments remain
    because of the Christian Era
    fearing her love!

  • Robert Rorabeck (4/14/2005 3:17:00 PM)

    does anyone know when the Sappho will be reborn and where? i can't wait

Best Poem of Sappho

Awed By Her Splendor

Awed by her splendor
stars near the lovely
moon cover their own
bright faces
when she
is roundest and lights
earth with her silver

Read the full of Awed By Her Splendor

Hymn To Aphrodite

Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite!
Child of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee
Slay me not in this distress and anguish,
Lady of beauty.

Hither come as once before thou camest,
When from afar thou heard'st my voice lamenting,
Heard'st and camest, leaving thy glorious father's Palace golden,

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