Sunday, August 5, 2012

Today's Reading: Two Renderings of Sappho - A. E. Housman

I.
The weeping Pleiads wester,
    And the moon is under sea;
From bourn to bourn of midnight
    Far sighs the rainy breeze:

It sighs from a lost country
    To a land I have not known;
The weeping Pleiads wester,
    And I lie down alone.


II.
The rainy Pleiads wester,
    Orion plunges prone,
The stroke of midnight ceases,
    And I lie down alone.

The rainy Pleiads wester
    And seek beyond the sea
The head that I shall dream of,
    And 'twill not dream of me.

1 comment:

  1. M, love Houseman. Thank you for posting and thank you for introducing us.
    Bob

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