Persephone

 

You came over larger than life, in all your big beautiful buxom-ness,

I got you naked.

My legs wrapping themselves around you like spider star’s, our flambuoyant embraces creating seismic ripples in our milky way.

When you weren’t whingeing about the cold – manifesting uncontrollable shivers & shakes, I watched your face smile like iridescent plankton sparkling in the moonlight; the ebb & flow of your once moored reserve.

You let it all hang out under cover of darkness, except for artificial red lights intermittently flashing, innocent for all of it’s risquè innuendos but oh so enlightening!

*

I don’t presume to know you intimately, although you remind me of Persephone – Hades having honed her fury, tempering Demeter’s mournful wrath all thanks to Hercate.

My third eye dived into your psyche, recognising myself in your reflection. Tidal waves of emotion crashed through and over, till I could see and you could see me.

*

Persephone never quite forgave injustice, but she did learn to shed her skin & find rebirth in the spring, bursting into wild rain.


© Copyright 2017, Jodine Derena Butler & Poetry Out West. All Rights Reserved

Myth of Persephone & Demeter

Sympathy

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3 thoughts on “Persephone

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  2. Your beautiful poem reminds me a song by the australian/brittish band Dead can dance and her solist Lisa Gerrard. Both composers and performers have used the classic myths in their compositions. I love the dark romanticism of Ancient Egypt and Greek Gods and all the wonder that brought to Western Art since Renaissance.

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    • Thank you. Yes, I particularly love the myth of Persephone, Demeter and Hades. I’ve written about them quite a bit. Haven’t heard of Dead or Lisa Gerrard though, will look them up x

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