Sappho - I Am More Tremulous Than Shaken Reeds - Read by Vanessa Hart
I Am More Tremulous Than Shaken Reeds
by Sappho (ca. 625-570 BC)
I am more tremulous than shaken reeds,
And love has made me like the river water.
Thy voice is as the hill-wind over me,
And all my changing heart gives heed, my lover.
Before thy least lost murmur I must sigh,
Or gladden with thee as the sun-path glitters.
— Translated by Bliss Carman