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A. Παρθενία, παρθενία, ποῖ με λίποισ᾽ ἀποίχῃ; [transcription]
B. Οὐκέτι ἤξω πρὸσ σέ, οὐκέτι ἤξω. [transcription]

Maidenhood, maidenhood, whither art thou gone from me?
Never, O, never again, shall I return to thee.

Quoted by Demetrius, to show the beauty of Sappho's style, and her successful use of repetition.

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