TO ONE WHO LOVED NOT POETRY

by SF

by: Sappho

HOU liest dead, and there will be no memory left behind
Of thee or thine in all the earth, for never didst thou bind
The roses of Pierian streams upon thy brow; thy doom
Is now to flit with unknown ghosts in cold and nameless gloom.

This English translation, by Edwin Arnold, of ‘To One Who Loved Not Poetry’ is reprinted from Greek Poets in English Verse. Ed. William Hyde Appleton. Cambridge:

The Riverside Press, 1893.