Sappho's Lost Lyrics

Kevin Michael Bloor

Sad Sappho, poetess divine
lamenting over love’s lost line
laid down by steady hand and pen;
on Lesbos, where you matched the men
with luscious lines on sacred scrolls.
(Sweet stanzas soothing to our souls)
Sad Sappho, Aphrodite’s friend,
the fragments fate have let you send,
we treasure them as precious brand,
snatched from the fire on Grecian sand.
Unearthly verse, hallowed, sublime,
angelic, rare, romantic rhyme.
Sweet Sappho, muse with mouth divine,
O’er your lost lyrics, please don’t pine!

  • Author: Blue-eyed Bolla (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 30th, 2021 09:10
  • Comment from author about the poem: Sweet Sappho, queen of the poets past.
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 41
  • Users favorite of this poem: arobot, L. B. Mek.


  • Goldfinch60

    Good words about a fine poet Kevin. Her words are not lost they are speaking throughout the ether.


  • orchidee

    You met her? She looks a feisty lass! lol.

    • Kevin Michael Bloor

      Thanks O. This painting was by the artist, Charles-Auguste Mengin (1853-1933) It\'s in the Manchester City Art Gallery, U.K.
      This dramatically sensual, partially nude portrait of Sappho, the prolific and much-admired Greek lyric poetess, was created by French painter Mengin. Heavy with naturalistic skin tones and robust browns, Sappho is depicted rife with the unrequited love that legend says caused her to throw herself from the Leucadian rock to her death. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work\'s texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.

    • L. B. Mek

      (such a brilliant and timely write my friend!
      I can't thank you enough for inspiring
      my own little scribbled dedication in reply)..
      'with poetic eloquence of Horace
      and the free love utopia of Epicurus
      that defiant legend of Greek Poetess brilliance, shall ever prevail!
      though her works may have been conveniently, misplaced
      fate insured her feats of lyrical legacy, transcend
      chauvinist prejudice and archaic mindsets
      to trailblaze a path for Poetry's Queens
      imagine humanity without the poetic wisdom
      of Elizabeth, Emily, Gwendolyn, Rossetti, Sylvia, Maya
      (to name but a handful few), what a horror nightmare
      of testosterone self importance
      Sappho: saved us all from...'

      • Kevin Michael Bloor

        Thank you, LB. Loved your panegyric on the wonderfully talented, underrated poetic queens. I have another poem (ode?) to that mysterious lady, Sappho...

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