erotikon: sappho’s love (1)

Oh, think not I am faithful to a vow!
Faithless am I am save to love’s self alone.
Were you not lovely I would leave you now;
After the feet of beauty fly my own.
Were you not still my hunger’s rarest food,
And water ever to my wildest thirst,
I would desert you–think not but I would!–
And seek another as I sought you first.
But you are mobile as the veering air,
And all your charms more changeful than the tide,
Wherefore to be inconstant is no care:
I have but to continue at your side.
So wanton, light and false, my love, are you,
I am most faithless when I most am true.

pictura: George Callot, Sleep

versuri: Edna St. Vincent Millay

~ de freefortree pe martie 30, 2010.

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