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Sappho’s Daughter

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

By Summer RobinsonPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Me in my childhood, age unknown

Even the tulips yield to the sun—

Collateral beauty admidst the sin of man

Lust, among the seven deadly, I may

Infused genetically, the capacity to love is irrevocable

Prophecy speaks to either purgatory or paradise, yet–

Sappho sanctified me when She delivered me

Evermore, should Heaven decline to take me, leave me in the shade of the tallest tree


About the Creator

Summer Robinson

"I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle–something heroic, or wonderful–that won't be forgotten after I'm dead." –Jo March, Little Women

Bold, outspoken, and loyal all in one–I aspire to be a modern day Jo March.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Anna 29 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Cyrusabout a month ago


  • Bewabout a month ago

    Amazing congratulations, can you read mine also?

  • Hozier, is that you? I mean, uh, excellent work! Very evocative. Keep it up!

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Heart warming acrostic; you sure were a super cute little kiddo. Thanks to your earning Top story, I discovered you and subscribed.

  • instructive about a month ago


  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatárabout a month ago

    Congrats on top story! Stunning imagery, unique style.

  • Chloe Gilholyabout a month ago

    I love the imagery and reference to Sappho.

  • emaabout a month ago

    Beautiful poem and beautiful picture!

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Stunning poem, Summer! I love your references to Sappho and to sin and religion - your words and their meaning meld so peacefully, even through the pain and judgment of the world. The capacity to love is indeed irrevocable. Awesome work!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congratulations on TS. This is really beautiful.

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    Congrats on T.S.

  • Chelsea Gaddyabout a month ago

    This is sooo good!! Keep writing!

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