Sample text for If not, winter : fragments of Sappho / translated by Anne Carson.
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if not, winter
]]I bid you sing
of Gongyla, Abanthis, taking up
your lyre as (now again) longing
floats around you,
you beauty. For her dress when you saw it
stirred you. And I rejoice.
In fact she herself once blamed me
because I prayed
Eros shook my
mind like a mountain wind falling on oak trees
I would not think to touch the sky with two arms
not one girl I think
who looks on the light of the sun
someone will remember us
even in another time
with what eyes?
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sappho Translations into English, Lesbos Island (Greece) Poetry, Women Greece Poetry