~ Poet: Sappho ~

Poem of Jealousy by Sappho

This is the Sappho poem preserved because Longinus included it in his famous treatise On the Sublime. And indeed, film student and surfer Matt Ching says he made this “for my aesthetics class project on the Sublime.” He used the translation by Horace Gregory; you can browse through a huge number of other versions on this webpage.

I like the psychadelic approach here, though the abrupt ending is unfortunate.