Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Sappho Poems

41. To Evening 1/1/2004
42. We Put The Urn Abord Ship 12/31/2002
43. One Girl 3/31/2010
44. Standing By My Bed 12/31/2002
45. We Shall Enjoy It 12/31/2002
46. Leto And Niobe 12/31/2002
47. Sleep, Darling 12/31/2002
48. Loneliness 3/31/2010
49. Yes, Atthis, You May Be Sure 12/31/2002
50. Of Course I Love You 12/31/2002
51. Sounds Of Grief 12/31/2002
52. To Aphrodite 12/31/2002
53. The Anactoria Poem 1/20/2003
54. Words 12/31/2002
55. Love 3/31/2010
56. The Muses 12/31/2002
57. Prayer To Our Lady Of Paphos 12/31/2002
58. We Know This Much 12/31/2002
59. It's No Use 12/31/2002
60. No Word 12/31/2002
61. Tonight I'Ve Watched 12/31/2002
62. I Took My Lyre 12/31/2002
63. Cyprian, In My Dream 12/31/2002
64. Like The Gods. . . 1/20/2003
65. It Is The Muses 12/31/2002
66. Without Warning 12/31/2002
67. You Know The Place: Then 12/31/2002
68. Song Of The Rose 1/1/2004
69. Drapple-Thorned Aphrodite, 12/31/2002
70. A Lament For Adonis 3/31/2010
71. With His Venom 12/31/2002
72. I Have No Complaint 12/31/2002
73. The Moon 1/1/2004
74. It Was You, Atthis, Who Said 12/31/2002
75. In The Spring Twilight 12/31/2002
76. I Took My Lyre And Said 12/31/2002
77. And Their Feet Move 12/31/2002
78. Hymn To Aphrodite 1/1/2004
79. Ode To A Loved One 1/1/2004
80. In Adoration 3/31/2010

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 Linda5051@aol.com 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
    Eros
    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

With His Venom

With his venom
irresistible
and bittersweet

that loosener
of limbs, Love

reptile-like
strikes me down

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