Sappho





Sappho


Born
in Lesbos, Greece
December 23, 0611

Died
December 26, 0569

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Sappho (Σαπφώ or Ψάπφω) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. In history and poetry texts, she is sometimes associated with the city of Mytilene on Lesbos; she was also said to have been born in Eresos, another city on Lesbos. Her birth was sometime between 630 BC and 612 BC, and it is said that she died around 570 BC. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.

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“You may forget but
let me tell you
this: someone in
some future time
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“their heart grew cold
they let their wings down”
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