But what are the consequences of identifying an Adonic
presence in 'Halfte des Lebens'?
Sometimes he writes agile tercets that link arms and glide down the page, here and there alexandrines, occasionally faux Sapphics where the last line ("watched over by on you," "hear the young maidens") echoes or rather alludes to the final Adonic
of that wonderful stanza which has held the ear of poets ever since Sappho first sounded it.
Lapidge, |The authorship of the adonic
verses Ad Fidolium attributed to Columbanus', Studi Medievali n.
The Sapphic stanza consists of three lines in the following scheme:- -x- , followed by one line in the scheme called adonic
The fictional Homer in the Contest must often wait until he hears the words that occupy the whole adonic
at verse-end before he can know how to enjamb them.