(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Sappho Poems

81. In Adoration 3/31/2010
82. Although They Are 12/31/2002
83. A Hymn To Venus 3/31/2010
84. You May Forget But 12/31/2002
85. Blame Aphrodite 12/31/2002
86. Before They Were Mothers 12/31/2002
87. Cleis 12/31/2002
88. He Is More Than A Hero 12/31/2002
89. On What Is Best 11/27/2003
90. Awed By Her Splendor 12/31/2002

Comments about Sappho

  • 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!

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

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

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Best Poem of Sappho


Sleep, darling
I have a small
daughter called
Cleis, who is

like a golden
I wouldn't
take all Croesus'
kingdom with love
thrown in, for her


Don't ask me what to wear
I have no embroidered
headband from Sardis to
give you, Cleis, such as
I wore
and my mother
always said that in her
day a purple ribbon
looped in the hair was thought
to be high style indeed

but we were dark:
a girl
whose hair is yellower than
torchlight should wear no
headdress but fresh ...

Read the full of Cleis

You May Forget But

You may forget but
let me tell you
this: someone in
some future time
will think of us

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