[extropy-chat] new extropian

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Sun Jun 25 15:58:36 UTC 2006

Dear Spike,

Sappho (living on Lesbos from about 630 B.C.) was a musical genius who
devoted her life to composing and performing songs. None of the nine
books of music she is said to have composed survived complete, and only
one poem is complete. However, many fragments of her musical works
exist. A publication called: _If not Winter_ by Rachel Carson shows all
of the Sappho fragments in both Greek and in English. Moreover, the
fragments are shown in their entirety using brackets ( ] )to illustrate
the absent pieces on the papyrus, giving a sense of the lyric and adding
to the music a rhythm of silent pauses.

We don't know the gender of the the new Spikelet-Shellylet human yet,
so I offer this tribute to you and your newborn, via Sappho:



] nor

] desire

] but all at once

] blossom

] desire

] took delight



         you gather back

             all that dazzling dawn has put asunder:

                                         you gather a lamb

                           gather a kid

gather a child to its mother


of all stars the most beautiful


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