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Sappho fragments I have not had one word from her (trans. Mary Barnard) Frankly I wish I were dead When she left, she wept A great deal; she said to me, “This parting must be Endured, Sappho. I go unwillingly.” I said, “Go, and be happy But remember (you know Well) whom you leave shackled by love “If you forget me, think of our gifts to Aphrodite and all the loveliness that we shared “all the violet tiaras, braided rosebuds, dill and crocus twined around your young neck “myrrh poured on your head and on soft mats girls with all that they most wished for beside them “while no voices chanted choruses without ours, no woodlot bloomed in spring without song…”
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31. (translated, along with the next one, by Anne Carson) He seems to me equal to gods that man Whoever he is who opposite you Sits and listens close To your sweet speaking And lovely laughing—oh it Puts the heart in my chest on wings For when I look at you, even a moment, no speaking Is left in me No: tongue breaks thin
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