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He Is More Than A Hero
(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

He Is More Than A Hero

Poem By Sappho

He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
the man who is allowed
to sit beside you -- he

who listens intimately
to the sweet murmur of
your voice, the enticing

laughter that makes my own
heart beat fast. If I meet
you suddenly, I can'

speak -- my tongue is broken;
a thin flame runs under
my skin; seeing nothing,

hearing only my own ears
drumming, I drip with sweat;
trembling shakes my body

and I turn paler than
dry grass. At such times
death isn't far from me

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very beautiful formation of poem and insightful poem penned where a true inner self is more than a super victorious hero///
An insightful work of art written with clarity of thought and mind...........................................................
My translation - in couplets He is more than a hero: god-like he is too, The man who shares your life with you. Holds your voice in his mind - a murmuring stream, His laughter takes your heart into a dream. In a chance encounter I, tongue-tied, spin, And red hot flames run through my skin. I cannot see, but my ears pulse loud, I tremble: and my sweat stands proud. My skin grows pale, as white as wheat, My longing is for death – so sweet!
.......a superb write, very intense with emotion ★
Wow! ! This is soaked in such intense feeling. Truly...artfully....beautiful: ^)


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