Not for revenge!-one shaft alone


    …Ἀλλά τις οὐκ ἔμμι παλιγκότων
    ὄργαν, ἀλλ’ ἀβάκην τὰν φρέν’ ἔχω…

    NOT for revenge !—one shaft alone 
    From Sappho's hand, in ire, hath flown ; 
    Love smote : the arrow from my heart 
         I drew, and bent the string
    For Phaon's breast; he felt no smart, 
         With me remains the sting ; 
    And I am weaponless, apart 
    From that too wildly wasted dart.