Gillian Spraggs
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[Locri, c. 300 BC]


“Nothing is sweeter than love: all other delights
come second; and even honey I spew from my mouth.”
So Nossis says. And one whom Aphrodite has not kissed
does not know – listen – what kind of flowers are her roses.
translated by Gillian Spraggs
Published in Love Shook My Senses. Lesbian Love Poems, ed. Gillian Spraggs, London, The Women’s Press, 1998
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