09 octobre 2013

able to reach

Οἶον τὸ γλυκύμαλον ἐρεύθεται ἄκρῳ ἐπ᾽ ὔσδῳ ἄκρον ἐπ᾽ ἀκροτάτῳ λελάθοντο δὲ μαλοδρόπνεσ,
οὐ μὰν ἐκλελάθοντ᾽, ἀλλ᾽ οὐκ ἐδύναντ᾽ ἐπίκεσθαι. 

As a sweet apple turns red on a high branch,
high on the highest branch and the applepickers
well, no they didn’t forget—were not able to reach 

- Sappho (translated by Anne Carson)

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