In the gaze of the other

"My mistress' eyes are nothing…"

Prayer to Persephone

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Credit: http://www.polyvore.com/mythology/zabani

Help me live true in sight-full eyes not a blunted mind.
Force my face in cold hands to peer at towering truth.
Bring blackness and death to my skin soliciting sense.
Let me taste the seeds of sweet dread of the unknown.

For only the darkest night can steer the walks in light.
And bury bones in bottom sight risen up in flesh again.
When you left the sky-day to tend the night of the lord
Against your will in fright you un-shuttered mortal bind.

But how I love a tragedy’s turn, a rape to forest virtue,
Your serving grace hosting loss to death’s uncertainty.
Transformed beauty to daunting wisdom’s cool stares
Staggers all who chase visions glancing at their backs.

You, my sweet, eat pomegranate seeds to stay awhile
And leave behind a trace despair in lingering’s icy airs
For morrow’s bring and future’s care is set upon a fate
And you, my queen, have sat a’wait, a sceptered palm.

We of daylight’s blinding glare refuse her biting touch.
Only withdraw in sunny despair of leaving ever known,
A delusion of patterned brains on rickety stacks of lies.
In truth, we suck in rotted meat and vomit chaos’ dust.

Only she may opportune a chance at confusion’s toss
And whisk away the smoke that clouds nature’s burn.
For goddess glory engraves her image etched in sigh
A night’s shadowy beam she confers to all who yearn.

2 thoughts on “Prayer to Persephone

  1. Reblogged this on The Rayvens Layer and commented:
    I have been studying Persephone for a while now and I am interested in any information about her. Queen of the Underworld, she spends half the year there with her husband Hades, and half the year with her mother, bringing Spring back to the world. Thanks for the prayer In the gaze of the other! 🙂

    • She is one of the more interesting figures of Greek mythology as there is so much mystery around her abduction, the dynamics of her mother’s search and Persephone’s role as queen, how she takes on the role with compassion. I love the story, so rich in many textures of humanity. Thanks for reblogging.

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