BLACK CAT POEMS
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On the Tomb of a Priestess of Artemis
(c. 610-570 B.C.)
translated by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Voiceless I speak, and from the tomb reply
Unto Æthopia, Leto's child, was I
Vowed by the daughter of Hermocleides,
Who was the son of Saonaïades.
O virgin queen, unto my prayer incline,
Bless him and cast thy blessing on our line.
poems by Sappho