by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE)
Translation by Edwin Arnold (1832 - 1904)

Ἔσπερε, πάντα φέρῃς
Language: Aeolic Greek 
Ἔσπερε, πάντα φέρῃς, 
ὄσα φαίνολις ἐσκέδασ’ Αὔως,
φέρῃς ὄιν, φέρῃς αἶγα, 
φέρεις ἄπυ μάτερι παῖδα.

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Hesperus brings all things back
Language: English  after the Aeolic Greek 
Hesperus brings all things back
Which the day-light made us lack,
Brings the sheep and goats to rest,
Brings the baby to the breast.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-05
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