Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics

by Bliss Carman




LET thy strong spirit never fear,
Nor in thy virgin soul be thou afraid.
The gods themselves and the almightier fates
Cannot avail to harm

With outward and misfortunate chance


The radiant unshaken mind of him
Who at his being’s centre will abide,
Secure from doubt and fear.

His wise and patient heart shall share
The strong sweet loveliness of all things made,

And the serenity of inward joy
Beyond the storm of tears.