He Is More Than A Hero

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

by Sappho

Comments (4)

.......a superb write, very intense with emotion ★
Wow! ! This is soaked in such intense feeling. Truly...artfully....beautiful: ^)
Sappho wrote such a beautiful poem. Part of this poem was used in the Episode Many Happy Returns from Xena: Warrior Princess.
Sappho is so amazing and this poem is so beautiful she really is a muse