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26. Apr 2007


Af Charles Mengin (1853-1933).

Et eksempel på Sapphos digtning via Isle of Lesbos:


     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. 

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