Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics

by Bliss Carman


 

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CYPRUS, Paphos, or Panormus
 May detain thee with their splendour
Of oblations on thine altars,
O imperial Aphrodite.

Yet do thou regard, with pity 

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For a nameless child of passion,
This small unfrequented valley
By the sea, O sea-born mother.