Thursday, September 29, 2005

Evening star

Hesperus, you bring home all the bright dawn disperses
bring home the sheep, bring home the goat,
bring home the child to it's mother.

- Sappho

12 Comments:

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6:54 PM  
Blogger ticharu said...

Hesperus brings home the money grubbing spammers too!
Kate, I recipricated yer link, thanks!

4:38 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

LOL. I'll leave the spam up there (I normally delete it) because the contrast is funny. Thanks Ticharu. I do believe you and I are on the same "page". :-)

6:27 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Sappho was such a goddess of inspiration!

Hope you are well, my lady!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

That is really lovely,, I read Sappho while passing by Lesbos on a cruise,, wish we had stopped there,,, but the cruise had a decidedly Christian overtone,,, and we hit Patmos instead,,, yuck horrible place,, lovely people,,, but understand why it was a prison.......
..... One of my favorite lines:

A troop of horse, the serried ranks of marchers,
A noble fleet, some think these of all on earth
Most beautiful. For me naught else regarding
Is my beloved.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

She was a lover, not a fighter.
:-)

5:59 AM  
Blogger LonesomePolecat said...

For a fighter, I'd choose instead Xena, Warrior Princess (who probably would like Sappho and her gang). Sappho is certainly a better poet than Gabrielle was. Here's one of my faves from Sappho:
THE BLAST OF LOVE

Like a mountain whirlwind

punishing the oak trees,

love shattered my heart.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Liquidplastic said...

OK Kate ... now I know what my next project will be at the Library next week! Oh yes, after years, since I started reading Blogs I got me a libray card ... Sappho here I come. But first I am going to check the Internet!

Whew ... After all this education I am receiving, someone is going to have to test me and give me a degree of some sort ...;)

Lonesomepolecat, I love that poem!

8:11 PM  
Blogger As always... Rachael said...

Wow - all of my friends are here! Yet I feel out of place... I will have to hit the library as well.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love how you guys have favorite Sappho fragments as well! :-)

As a librarian, I do advocate the library card. I personally have about 15 books overdue from each branch of my public library at any given time! They say librarians are the worst for keeping books overdue. :-)

3:53 AM  
Blogger ticharu said...

Beautifully written comment on my blog Kate, thanks, as I like to imagine that God/Creator is a supeior being, I was just pointing out the shortcomings of a human description of the entity, and what might motivate people to try and describe that which defies description.

1:44 PM  
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8:29 PM  

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