Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

On The Tomb Of A Priestess Of Artemis


Voiceless I speak, and from the tomb reply
Unto Æthopia, Leto's child, was I
Vowed by the daughter of Hermocleides,
Who was the son of Saonaïades.
O virgin queen, unto my prayer incline,
Bless him and cast thy blessing on our line.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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