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At First Sight

After Sappho, fragment 39

The pretty, strappy sandals which half-hid her feet
were Lydian leatherwork of finest quality.
If glancing at her footwear stirred desire in me
how would I hide my feelings when our eyes would meet?

Sappho, Fragment 39

                                                        πὸδας δέ
ποίκιλος μάσλης ἐκάλυπτε, Λύδιον κάλον ἔργον