When cherries ripen

Juli dalar när som körsbären mognar                                                 In English below
Grenar dignar under den tunga sötman
Tillförsiktens lugna längtan efter dig
Kärlekens gåta

Naken vilar du i mig alla dagar
Förblir likväl främlingen fjärran bortom
Tillförsikten håller oss ändå samman
Kärlekens gåta

Tids nog flyktar kärleken eller mognar
Alla mina vanor du inte vet om
När augusti drömmer dig strålar månen
Vardagens magi



July’s fading all while the cherries ripen
Branches drooping under the heavy sweetness
Being safe and tranquil in desiring you
Mystery called love

Nude you’re resting inside me every moment
Still you stay the stranger from distant country
Trust though keeps us together softly embraced
Mystery called love

As time passes our love will grow to mature
All my habits you don’t know yet but will hate
August wistful dreams make the moonlight mighty
Everyday magic





Fresco showing Sappho, from Pompeii, Naples National Archaeological Museum

Δέδυκε μεν ἀ σελάννα
καὶ Πληΐαδες‧ μέσαι δὲ
νύκτες‧ πάρα δ᾽ ἔρχετ᾽ ὤρα,
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω.

Well, the moon has set
And the Pleiades. It is the middle
Of the night. And the hour passes by,
But I sleep alone …….

Fragment 168 b

Plejaderna sjunkit och månen
gått ner, och midnatt är inne.
Vår mötestimma har kommit
Men ännu ligger jag ensam.


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