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To Evening by Sappho


"To Evening" is a poem written by Sappho. In this poem, Sappho is asking Ohesperus to bring back everyone to her home, including her sheep, goat, and child.

This poem consists of one stanza with four lines. Even though this is translated, it is translated into having the rhyme scheme of ABCB.


To Evening

Ohesperus! Thou bringest all things home;
All that the garish day hath scattered wide;
The sheep, the goat, back to the welcome fold;
Thou bring'st the child, too, to his mother's side.

Translated by William Hyde Appleton, 1893

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Literary Movement
7th Century B.C.

Animal, Nature

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