- Ian Dudley
Ink, Sweat and Tears
In his "Rhetoric" Aristotle quotes Sappho:
"to die is evil; for so have the gods judged it; otherwise they would have died."
I wrote a poem "Small Gods" which imagines a world in which Sappho is exactly wrong, and the gods are poor unfortunates who envy the living—and dying.
It can be read on the Ink, Sweat and Tears website.