The Mother of Winter

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is retelling of the Myth Ceres (Demeter) and her search for her daughter Prosperina (Persphone). It comes from POV of the "Angry Mother" whose on the verge of madness.

Also written from the Roman tradition as well.

The Mother of Winter 04/16/2011

Winter has come, the snow has fallen, the world
as we know it, is blanketed by ice and shadow.
To mirror what darkness lays inside my now cold heart, as
my tears form glaciers, they pierce through the
waves of the crashing seas. My footsteps leave
the earth barren and empty, when they usually
give life and joy.

The Earth like its Mother is in mourning.

Lord Pluto who reigns over Death itself, decided to take
my only daughter. My child, my seed, that has changed
everything. For all Pluto's gloom does not match my wrath,
my fury knows no boundaries, and Jupiter's rules have
only became a laughing memory.

The earth shall sow what is reaped below.

I shall know no peace till Prosperine is returned back to me.

©2011 Tragedienne Belle Morte

Submitted: April 16, 2011

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Graeme Montrose

wow love it! Myths are my cup of tea

Sat, April 16th, 2011 8:25pm


Thank you much appreciated!

Sat, April 16th, 2011 2:02pm

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