- Sappho, Greece (6 BC)
(trans. Josephine Balmer)
the marriage you have prayed for has come to pass
and the bride you dreamed of is yours . . .
to look at you gives joy; your eyes are like honey,
love flows over your gentle face . . .
has honoured you above all others
Aint' I A Woman! A Book of Woman's poetry From Around the World, Edited by Illona Linthwaite