I

…You’re
Just like the sweet apple reddening at the highest branch
and missed by the apple pickers –
No,
They did not miss you!
They just couldn’t reach so high.

II

And,
You’re just like the mountain Hyacinth,
trodden by the shepherds
next to the purple blossoms

 

Sappho (B93 & B94)

Sappho Fragments 600 b.c.