The moon and then the Pleiades

In honour of one of the largest moons in recent times I thought to post one of the smallest moon poems of all times…

Tonight I’ve watched

The moon and then
the Pleiades
go down

The night is now
half-gone; youth
goes; I am

in bed alone

Sappho (trans. Mary Barnard)

(Apparently several editors have denied this is by Sappho but then they fail to say who else might have written it..)

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~ by thebicyclops on March 25, 2011.

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