Plain American Language

I cut a sliver/of WC William's finger
and placed it inside/my philosophy...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fragment 88 by Sappho (what a lovely poem)

Raise high the roof-beam!
Sing the Hymeneal!
Raise it high, carpenter men!
Sing the Hymeneal!
The bridegroom enters, like to Ares,
by far bigger than a big man.


...i think there are different, slightly better translations. i'm working on it.

4 comments:

Alison Fincher said...

This poem reads like a Psalm. Is that intentional?

Andrew said...

not intentional...probably the translation. but it's from a greek poet...so i dunno?

Alison Fincher said...

You can translate Greek?

Andrew said...

most definitely not! haha. no, i found it online.