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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho


Top 10 Best Quotes

“someone will remember us I say even in another time”

“their heart grew cold they let their wings down”

“you came and I was crazy for you and you cooled my mind that burned with longing”

“In fact she herself once blamed me Kyprogeneia because I prayed this word: I want.”

“I would not think to touch the sky with two arms”

“may you sleep on the breast of your delicate friend”

“yet if you had a desire for good or beautiful things and your tongue were not concocting some evil to say shame would not hold down your eyes but rather you would speak about what is just”

“]sing to us the one with violets in her lap ]mostly ]goes astray”

“]Sardis often turning her thoughts here] you like a goddess and in your song most of all she rejoiced. But now she is conspicuous among Lydian women as sometimes at sunset the rosyfingered moon surpasses all the stars. And her light stretches over salt sea equally and flowerdeep fields. And the beautiful dew is poured out and roses bloom and frail chervil and flowering sweetclover. But she goes back and forth remembering gentle Atthis and in longing she bites her tender mind”

“] ]you will remember ]for we in our youth did these things yes many and beautiful things] ] ]”

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