(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Sappho Poems

41. Must I Remind You, Cleis, 12/31/2002
42. We Put The Urn Abord Ship 12/31/2002
43. Standing By My Bed 12/31/2002
44. One Girl 3/31/2010
45. Yes, Atthis, You May Be Sure 12/31/2002
46. We Shall Enjoy It 12/31/2002
47. Leto And Niobe 12/31/2002
48. Tell Everyone 12/31/2002
49. Sleep, Darling 12/31/2002
50. Prayer To Our Lady Of Paphos 12/31/2002
51. Of Course I Love You 12/31/2002
52. To One Who Loved Not Poetry 1/1/2004
53. To Aphrodite 12/31/2002
54. No Word 12/31/2002
55. The Muses 12/31/2002
56. The Anactoria Poem 1/20/2003
57. Words 12/31/2002
58. Sounds Of Grief 12/31/2002
59. Like The Gods. . . 1/20/2003
60. We Know This Much 12/31/2002
61. With His Venom 12/31/2002
62. Song Of The Rose 1/1/2004
63. Tonight I'Ve Watched 12/31/2002
64. I Took My Lyre 12/31/2002
65. It Is The Muses 12/31/2002
66. The Moon 1/1/2004
67. It's No Use 12/31/2002
68. Cyprian, In My Dream 12/31/2002
69. Drapple-Thorned Aphrodite, 12/31/2002
70. I Took My Lyre And Said 12/31/2002
71. I Have No Complaint 12/31/2002
72. In The Spring Twilight 12/31/2002
73. You Know The Place: Then 12/31/2002
74. And Their Feet Move 12/31/2002
75. Without Warning 12/31/2002
76. It Was You, Atthis, Who Said 12/31/2002
77. Hymn To Aphrodite 1/1/2004
78. A Lament For Adonis 3/31/2010
79. Before They Were Mothers 12/31/2002
80. Ode To A Loved One 1/1/2004

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

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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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