I thought it was curious, then, when I saw the phrase in Sappho, in the first stanza of the poem To Atthis.
The stanza turns the poem into an explication by allegory of Catholic doctrine.
The stanza continues the poem's play with the withholding of images.
However, the last stanza of this poem reluctantly acknowledges the need for-the inevitability of dualism.
Through the third stanza , the poem is a recollection of young love, a bittersweet and innocuous piece.
But by the time we get to the end of the stanza and the poem, the tone will have changed totally.
That coming-to-consciousness is a task of great difficulty, and the final stanza of the poem enacts that difficulty.
She organizes the first part of her mother's narrative into four prose passages, each shaped like a stanza in a poem.
Free verse is positioned alongside tightly organized stanzas ; individual poems range in length from 4 to 204 lines.
It's presented, on the back cover, as a ‘sonnet sequence,’ and nearly all the poems, though of varying stanzaic configurations, are fourteen lines in length.