sappho 9

who is sappho? a lyrist unparalleled, a great beauty, no great beauty, a rumour, a writer of cultist hymns, a scandal, a fame, a bitchy sister to a silly brother, a headmistress, a mystic, a mistress of the poet alkaios, a pervert, a suicide for the love of a ferryman, an androgyne, a bluestocking, a pretty mother of a prettier daughter, an avatar of yellow book neodiabolism; a greek. we can agree to ‘lyrist’ and 'greek’, particularising the latter as sixth century and lesbian, and basing the former on the evidence of two nearly intact poems and a number of fragments. the rest is speculation, when it is not something less savoury, and neither the gossip of scandalmongers nor the scrupulous research of scholars should cause us to forget that it is nothing but speculation. we have heard a great deal about sappho, and we know almost nothing.

- dudley fitts, foreword to ’sappho: a new translation’ by mary barnard

sphncx  asked:

7, 8 + 9! (hi babe ♡♡♡)

Hey Chels!! 

7. when writing, how do you begin? how do you end?

I begin by just spilling out anything and everything that flits into my brain, and I don’t stop until I have at least ten pages full of words. 

8. how many wip do you currently have? which one is your favourite as of the moment?

I currently have 7, and as for my favorite, I can’t decide between Nine Nine Nine, Neon Dreamers, or Sappho’s Uprising

9. what time of the day your write best? what season affects your writing the most?

Autumn influences my works the most, so this season I plan to write as much as I can. I prefer to write in the afternoon, though! 

writing questions!