The Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition Into English (Classic Reprint)

The Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition Into English (Classic Reprint)

by John Myers O'hara
     
 

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Who shall strike the wax of mystery from those priceless amphora, and give to the unsophisticated nostrils of the aver age reader the ravishing bouquet of wine pressed in a garden in Mitylene, twenty five centuries ago? - Maurice Thompson.

Then to me so lying awake a vision
Came

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Excerpt from The Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition Into English

Who shall strike the wax of mystery from those priceless amphora, and give to the unsophisticated nostrils of the aver age reader the ravishing bouquet of wine pressed in a garden in Mitylene, twenty five centuries ago? - Maurice Thompson.

Then to me so lying awake a vision
Came without sleep over the seas and touched me,
Softly touched mine eyelids and lips; and I, too,
Full of the vision,

Saw the white implacable Aphrodite,
Saw the hair unbound and the feet unsandalled
Shine as fire of sunset on western waters;
Saw the reluctant

Feet, the straining plumes of the doves that drew her,
Looking always, looking with necks reverted
Back to Lesbos, back to the hills whereunder
Shone Mitylene.

- Swinburne.

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ISBN-13:
9781331598923
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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