GMC Poetry: Persephone: The Pale Queen

The pale queen sits

upon her throne

Raven-black hair

in the sunlight shone

– There’s no sunlight here

 

A beautiful carefree child

Playing in the grass

Picking flowers, singing songs

But summer never lasts

– There’s no flowers here

 

Her mother’s daughter, always

No identity of her own

An image of perfect domestic harmony

To whom only beauty was shown

– There’s no mother here

 

Her mother all her suitors scorned

Kept her under lock and key

But sweet and innocent Kore

Longed to be Persephone

– There’s no locks here

 

The story told wasn’t entirely true

It was, after all, her mother the poets knew

A mother just a little too attached

A mother who kept her daughter free from strife

– Free from life

 

She had a restless spirit, she

An eternal child she was not content to be

She descended, joining Aidoneus, her dark king

In the deep regions where there is no spring

 

She went willingly into the dark

She now lives below our feet

She rules as the dread Queen

Over shades who have no heat

 

Now listen well

And harken to my song

For every one of you will descend

To the House of Haides before long

 

When you reach those fields of asphodel

And walk into the hall

Smile, and hail Persephone Queen

Whose  yearly descent brings us fall

 

The pale queen sits

upon her throne

Raven-black hair

in the sunlight shone

– There’s no sunlight here

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4 Responses to GMC Poetry: Persephone: The Pale Queen

  1. Allie says:

    This is absolutely breathtaking! Hail Persephone!

  2. Allie says:

    Reblogged this on Dances with Tricksters and commented:
    This is so beautiful and reminds me of Persephone’s epithet, Destroyer of Light. Hail Persephone!

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