Loving Persephone

September 29, 2011
By Adrienne321 GOLD, Campbell, California
Adrienne321 GOLD, Campbell, California
14 articles 0 photos 4 comments

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.

The author's comments:
Bonus Points for guessing the narrator...

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 4 comments.


on Feb. 3 2012 at 10:22 am
Adrienne321 GOLD, Campbell, California
14 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Thanks! (More power to nerds). I will definitely check out your work.

on Feb. 3 2012 at 10:21 am
Adrienne321 GOLD, Campbell, California
14 articles 0 photos 4 comments
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!

on 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. 

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 8:51 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I like it :) Probably also helps that I'm a Greek mythology nerd, good work! Check my stuff out some time?


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!