20 May 2013

Two Fragments – Sappho

[Sappho born around 615 BC.
Poem Translated by Cicely Herbert]

Love holds me captive again
and I tremble with bittersweet longing 

As a gale on the mountainside bends the oak tree
I am rocked by my love 

Source: Chernaik, J 2012, Poems on the Underground: A New Edition, Penguin Hardback Classics.

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