To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
die, bitter, idea, having, without, lived, unbearable
The modern sensibility attempts to drain the contents of experience; these Greek poets strive to state the fact so poignantly that it becomes an ever-flowing spring as Sappho says, "More real than real, more gold than gold."
modern, sensibility, attempts, drain, contents, experience, Greek, poets, strive
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