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.

 

 

Note

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).

 

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