Whispering in the night

Δέδυκε μὲν ἁ σελάννα
καὶ Πληίαδες· μέσαι δὲ
νύκτες, παρὰ δ’ ἔρχετ’ ὤρα·
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω.

The sinking moon has left the sky,
the Pleiades have also gone: Midnight
comes… and goes, the hours fly
and solitary still, I lie.

—Sappho, Cox 48 (VII century BC)

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