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Showing posts with label sappho. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sappho. Show all posts

Friday, 26 August 2016

Poet in the Spotlight: Sappho

Happy National Poetry Day, everyone!

I'm not a poetry fan. I'm really not. I just tend to...not get it.

But I adore Sappho, a famous poetess from Lesbos who lived around 600BCE. Most of her work is lost, but the fragments that remain are beautiful - she says so much in just a few words.

So to celebrate National Poetry Day, I thought I'd share with you some gorgeous Sappho poems. These are all from If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho translated by Anne Carson (2003). Enjoy!


One of Sappho's poems
I'm Alexandria, a 19-year-old reader/writer/blogger from New Zealand. I love language, history, and sci-fi. Hi! I'm always around if you want to talk, which you can do via comments, the contact form, or Facebook.

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