Poetry – Sappho,”Return, Gongyla”

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Photo by Jacob Rank

A deed
your lovely face

if not, winter
and no pain

I bid you, Abanthis,
take up the lyre
and sing of Gongyla as again desire
floats around you

the beautiful. When you saw her dress
it excited you. I’m happy.
The Kypros-born once
blamed me

for praying this word:
I want

– Sappho

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4 thoughts on “Poetry – Sappho,”Return, Gongyla”

    1. That’s a huge compliment! I never realized we had something in common till I started reading her poetry…I hope she will rest easy knowing her poetry has travelled far and wide – even now!

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