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Waiting for Persephone

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Below the frozen moon, fully round,

Snowflakes softly drift to the ground,

A silent shroud draped over the countryside;

A ghostly white, frosty blanket balanced

On the dark green needles of the evergreen branches.

The usual chattering of geese has quieted

As they lie with brown beaks tucked beneath a wing.

The frozen glaze of ice on the pond is softened

by the swirling, sparkling crystals of snow.

The goddess, Demeter, smiles upon her world,

content to leave it in frozen perfection until

the return of her loving daughter Persephone in the spring.

17 thoughts on “Waiting for Persephone

  1. Found this quite evocative. I love Greek Mythology, and your very title is enough to elicit some emotion. It’s integral to the piece. Nicely-written.

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  2. Great imagery and depth to your lines. Enjoyed how you introduce the myth poetically. Your choices in images make me consider the timeless feel of the myth.

  3. a beautiful ‘mythical’ poem — enchanting I can see Demeter’s tears falling like frozen snow covering the earth till spring…when Hades releases her daughter ..


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