Stjernedigt Sappho

Sappho (omk. 630 - 570 f.Kr.) 

Månen og Pleiaderne

Δέδυκε μεν ἀ σελάννα
καὶ Πληΐαδεσ, μέσαι δὲ
νύκτεσ πάρα δ᾽ ἔρχετ᾽ ὤρα,
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω

Prosa-version ved H. T. Wharton

The moon has set, and the Pleiades; it is midnight, the time is going by, and I sleep alone.

Gendigtning ved A. E. Houseman

The weeping Pleiads wester,
And the moon is under seas;
From bourn to bourn of midnight
Far sighs the rainy breeze:

It sighs from a lost country
To a land I have not known;
The weeping Pleiads wester,
And I lie down alone.