Sappho was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos’ Eresos or Mytilene. Sappho is famed for her lyric poetry, which was meant to be sung together with music. Sappho was known as the “Tenth Muse” and “The Poetess” in ancient times, and was dubbed the “Tenth Muse” and “The Poetess.” Sappho was a Greek lyric poet who lived on Lesbos in the 6th century BCE and has been appreciated for the beauty of her writing style since antiquity. Read some cool and inspiring quotes and captions by Sappho here below and feel free to share on Instagram and Twitter.
22 Sappho Quotes
May I compose words that are as naked as flesh, as strong as bone, as resilient as sinew, and as sensitive as nerve?
When I gaze at you for a minute, I can no longer talk, but my tongue goes mute, and a delicate flame runs beneath my skin, and my eyes see nothing, and my ears hum and a moist sweat bathes me, and shaking grips me all over. – Sappho quotes
Beauty only lasts as long as it can be seen; goodness, which is beautiful today, will continue to be so tomorrow.
Weeping will be shed for what cannot be expressed.
It is great to adore what one loves the most.
Someone, I assure you, will remember us in the future.
Soon, the stars will hide their brilliance / beside the lovely moon, / when her full silver light / will illuminate the entire earth. – Sappho quotes
The words I command are immortal, even if they are simply breath.
Love is a master weaver of myths and fantasies.
If it comes with a bee, no honey for me.
Love, that looser of limbs, bittersweet beast against whose nothing can be done, drags me forward once more.
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Captions by great poet Sappho
I prayed the entire time that our night would last twice as long.
Face me, my darling, and let the elegance in your eyes scatter.
My heart was rocked by love like the wind on the mountain, ruffling the oak trees.
Love is the most valuable of all the earth’s and heaven’s offspring. – Sappho quotes
I’d never consider touching the sky with two arms.
The Earth, adorned with countless blooms, is now putting on her spring embroidery.
My limbs loosen and I shiver as I feel love, bittersweet and irrepressible.
The moon and the Pleiades have set; it is midnight, the time has passed, and I am alone.
Grief has no place in a house dedicated to the Muse. – Sappho quotes
Keep thy tongue from barking idly as rage creeps through the breath.
These words are nothing more than air, but they are delightful to hear.
Know more about Sappo: Sappho presented lyrical poetry, which was composed to be sung with a lyre accompaniment. Except for a few extracts and two works: “Ode to Aphrodite” and the Tithonus poem, much of her work has been lost over the years. This is most likely because “Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Pope Gregory VII had her works destroyed,” according to the Poetry Foundation.
People referred to her as “Tenth Muse” and “The Poetess” because her poetry was so compelling. Sappho was a prolific poet, with an estimated 10,000 lines of poetry. Her poetry was well-received, and she was included in the canon of the Nine Lyric Poets, a group of poets who were highly regarded by Hellenistic Alexandria scholars.
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