Like The Sweet Apple

Like the sweet apple that reddens
At end of the bough--
Far end of the bough--
Left by the gatherer's swaying,
Forgotten, so thou.
Nay, not forgotten, ungotten,
Ungathered (till now).

by Sappho

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οἶον τὸ γλυχὺμαλον ἐρεύθεται ἄχρῳ ἐπ’ ὔσδῳ ἄχρον ἐπ’ ἄχροτάτῳ λελάθοντο δὲ μαλοδρόπηεϛ· οὐ μὰν ἐχλελάθοντ’, ἀλλ’ οὐχ ἐδύναντ’ ἐπὶχεσθαι Σαπφώ Sappho, Fragment 105a