20 June 2008


A book I read last month (Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, by Thomas Cahill) discussed ancient Greek poetry, and this poem - or poem fragment - by Sappho caught my eye.

Δεδυκε μεν α σελαννα
και Πληιαδες, μεσαι δε
νυκτες, παρα δ' ερχετ' ωρα,
εγω δε μονα κατευδω.

The sinking moon has left the sky,
The Pleiades have also gone.
Midnight comes--and goes, the hours fly
And solitary still, I lie.

Click on the "Poetry Friday" button at left for this week's round-up, which is hosted by Sherry at A Wrung Sponge. (Susan, of Susan Writes, has done a round-up of previous round-ups here.)

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