PLEIADES

 
 
Δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα
καὶ Πληΐαδες, μέσαι δέ
νύκτες, πάρα δ’ ἔρχετ’ ὤρα,
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω.

 

The moon has set,
And the Pleiades.
In the mid of night,
Each hour comes and goes,
And I lie alone.

 

~ Sappho ~

 
 

000 pleiadesDigitally enhanced image of Elihu Vedder’s (1836-1923) painting The Pleiades (1885). Original photo source: Wikipedia.


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