Sunday, May 15, 2011

So set ...

So set beautiful wreaths, Dika,
about your tresses
plait together the dill shoots
with your tender fingers.
Primed with flowers
the blest spirits of Joy most favor
such occasions:
they shun people who wear no garlands.
-- Sappho, Greek poetess

3 comments:

BraveHeart said...

wreaths do have a special meaning.
Beautiful.

kat said...

Lovely!

" ..... be sure to wear some flowers in your hair....."

in San Francisco - or anywhere!

Eastcoastdweller said...

It's a double tragedy to the world: One, that so little of the writings of this ancient poetic genius have survived; two, that most people know Her only in mocking or sincere Freudian musings, as some sort of label or euphemism for "the love that dare not speak its name -- when She should be loved as we love Shakespeare or Mozart, simply for Her work.