21-03-15

Love Song - Poem by Euripides

Charles Nicolas Rafael Lafond (1774–1835) - Sappho sings for Homer,
 1824, oil on canvas

Love Song 
Chorus from "Cyclops"

ONE with eyes the fairest
Cometh from his dwelling,
Some one loves thee, rarest,
Bright beyond my telling.
In thy grace thou shinest
Like some nymph divinest,
In her caverns dewy:--
All delights pursue thee,
Soon pied flowers, sweet-breathing,
Shall thy head be wreathing.

This English translation, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, of 'Love Song' is reprinted from
Greek Poets in English Verse. Ed. William Hyde Appleton. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1893.