Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics

by Bliss Carman


 

LX


 

WHEN I have departed,
Say but this behind me,
"Love was all her wisdom,
    All her care.

"Well she kept love’s secret,—

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Dared and never faltered,—
Laughed and never doubted
    Love would win.

"Let the world’s rough triumph
Trample by above her, 

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She is safe forever
    From all harm.

"In a land that knows not
Bitterness nor sorrow,
She has found out all 

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    Of truth at last."