In Old Age

Original Text: 
Ruth Gilbert, Breathings: Poems (1992): 20.
2Neither honey nor the honey-bee
3Is to be mine again.


1] Englished from Sappho, 107. Edwin Marion Cox translates it as "Neither honey nor bee for me" in his The Poems of Sappho, with Historical and Critical Notes, Translations, and a Bibliography (1925). Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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Special Copyright: 

"In Old Age" &#169; Ruth Gilbert. Printed gratis, and specifically for Representative Poetry Online, with permission of the author. As published in <i>Breathings</i> (1992). Any other use, including reproduction for any purposes, educational or otherwise, will require explicit written permission from Ruth Gilbert.