Translation of a Sappho fragment


O evening star, thou bringest all thatís best:

The sheep, the goat, thou bringest home to rest:

The child thou bringest to the motherís breast.




The original would not have rhymed.

A rhyming translation appears to have been produced by W. Rhys Roberts for the 1902 book Demetrius on Style (p. 139).