Papyri Oxyrynchus Alkaios, 7th-century BCE

All [your body lying on the pyre]
[And the flames were beginning to] demolish [your face], burn
[Your lips only yesterday I kissed,
Your hair I stroked,
Your breasts I pressed.]
I gain control [of myself, you know, but do not ignore how] I suffer [internally
How] shameful [is death that takes you away from me] O! [My love.]

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