Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics

by Bliss Carman


 

XXXIV


 

"WHO was Atthis?" men shall ask,
When the world is old, and time
Has accomplished without haste
The strange destiny of men.

Haply in that far-off age

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One shall find these silver songs,
With their human freight, and guess
What a lover Sappho was.