A Hymn To Venus

O Venus, beauty of the skies,
To whom a thousand temples rise,
Gaily false in gentle smiles,

by Sappho Click to read full poem

Comments (10)

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful work of art..........................................................................
I am looking for the translater's name. Where do you put them on works in translation?
Truly a lesbo icon. Absolute homosexual mad lad.👌👌
Poem built on aesthetic beauty. Good style and good delivery. Sylva.
Very good lyric for a song
Invoking the divine through these lines of a lovely poem. Great sharing sir.
The poem reflects many faces of longing and love for the beloved. A divine invocation. Thanks. Though now he shuns thy longing arms, He soon shall court thy slighted charms; In pity come, and ease my grief, Bring my distempered soul relief,
i had no idea that poetry rhymed back in Sappho's day so this poem answers a timeless question; which came first prose or rhyme? at any rate beautiful poem still timeless and timely after all these centuries...
...............truly love this rhyming poem.....a joy to read....
Sappho, where did you have your portrait done, it is very unusual looking? (smile)