Lately, figures from the Ancient Greek Cosmology have been making Their Presence known in my life.
And with that, I honorably transcribe this poem from the Divine Daughter of Lesbos, Sappho, entitled “Please.”
Come back to me, Gongyla, here tonight,
You, my rose, with your Lydian lyre.
There hovers forever around you delight:
A beauty desired.
Even your garment plunders my eyes.
I am enchanted: I who once
Complained to the Cyprus-born goddess,
Whom I now beseech
Never to let this lose me grace
But rather bring you back to me:
Amongst all mortal women the one
I most which to see.
–Translated by Paul Roche
For some more of the late and great Sappho’s poetry, feel free to visit:
For now, thank you, one and all, for honoring who you are and what you do.