Quote – “The Virgin”, Sappho

sappho-the-virgin
Photo by Daiga Ellaby

Like a sweet apple reddening on the high branch,
on the tip of the topmost branch and forgotten
by the apple pickers – no, beyond their reach.

Like a hyacinth in the mountains that shepherd men
trample down with their feet, and on the earth
the purple flower

– Sappho

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