Write Poem

    1. Use the book,If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, to write a poem of your own. 
    2. You must use only Sappho’s words and phrases to make your poem.
    3. Your poem can be as long as you’d like, but please put some effort into it.
    4. If you want to, you can write a series of poems.
    5. Title your poem(s) (with Sappho’s words, of course).
    6. Once you have finished your poem, please type it into the Discussion Board on Blackboard. 
    7. Please accomplish this assignment before class on Wednesday morning. 
    8. Below are two examples. The 1st is my poem, the 2nd is my friend’s poem he wrote in response to my poem.

Poem #1

comrades

now remember

violets

you

with quiet mouth

you

full soft throat

you

got there first

night moon

you

have forgotten

you of two states

more than

lyre become

earth gift

mythweaver

down rushing

you open

now

for me

with me

as you want

you

be my ally.

Poem #2

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I would sayI would

for them        say but rather would you