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Abanthis and Gongyla

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These are my drawings of Abanthis playing lyre for Gongyla, the girl she was in love with. A poem written by Sappho has inspired me to draw this.

This is the poem

Please Abanthis your Sappho calls you:
Won’t you take your Lydian lyre and play
Another song to Gongyla while desire still
flutters your heart-strings

for that girl, that beautiful girl: her dresses
clinging makes you shake when you see it, and i’m
happy for the goddess herself once blamed me
Our Lady of Cyprus