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Loving Persephone

She was golden,
Summer light that had somehow filtered
Through earth and stone and smoke
To warm ice –
I had to discover.
Breaking from underneath,
The ground moaning
From the division
Trembles that must have alerted her
She turned her face to me
Huge green eyes
Parted lips
Lovely
I reached out
To touch?
To test
The reality of such beauty
And before I knew it
I had her
And we were swallowed by darkness.
Before I could speak a word
I smelled the salt of her sadness
But all I knew
Was that I didn’t want winter
Anymore.





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Gingersnap777 said...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Great interpretation...and an interesting perspective.  This myth has always interested me, and it was so intriguing to read it from Hades' point of view. 
 
Adrienne321 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:21 am
Sorry! This is literally the first time I've logged on since I posted the poem, but you've also given me my first poem - so thankyouthankyouthankyou!
 
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm
I like it :) Probably also helps that I'm a Greek mythology nerd, good work! Check my stuff out some time?
 
Adrienne321 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:22 am
Thanks! (More power to nerds). I will definitely check out your work.
 
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