Tuesday, April 11, 2017

#PoetryBreak: Full Moon

An April Moon (M.A. Reilly, 4.12.2012)

Full Moon 

SAPPHO (c. 610–570 BC) Translated by William Ellery Leonard

Off in the twilight hung the low full moon, 
And all the women stood before it grave, 
As round an altar. Thus at holy times 
The Cretan damsels dance melodiously 
With delicate feet about the sacrifice, 
Trampling the tender bloom of the soft grass. 

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