Af Charles Mengin (1853-1933).
Et eksempel på Sapphos digtning via Isle of Lesbos:
PLEASE Come back to me, Gongyla, here tonight, You, my rose, with your Lydian lyre. There hovers forever around you delight: A beauty desired. Even your garment plunders my eyes. I am enchanted: I who once Complained to the Cyprus-born goddess, Whom I now beseech Never to let this lose me grace But rather bring you back to me: Amongst all mortal women the one I most wish to see.(Tak til Ydmyghed for at minde mig om billedet).