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~ Persephone ~


~ Persephone ~
The vale of Enna, where posies abound,

She tenderly plucks them from the ground,

Demeter as always, favors the soil,

With an abundance of growth that does not toil.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
Hades spying from his dark, dank kingdom,

The girl glowing in the sun – her whimsical freedom,

Refuses to free the posies in hand,

And she falls and falls through the gap in his plan.
Demeter searches but can not find her precious Persephone,

To the ends of the earth, to no avail – all feel her agony,

In her grief no crops grew and famine threatened all,

The land lay bare and desolate, be it winter, spring, summer or fall.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
From her Olympian abode she fled,

Disguised among mortals she bows her head,

Childless mother in grief and despair,

Nursemaid to another awaited her there.
The gift of immortality she would bestow,

By the burning fire that set his face aglow,

Had M not discovered her at her task,

By fire P would be immortal at last.
In time the culprit was revealed,

And to mighty Zeus she placed her appeal,

Hermes errant in his quest to Hades did descend,

Demanding the abductor release Persephone, his friend.
Hades refused with defiance and glee,

Stating Persephone did eat with me,

By this of course now she was bound,

A pomegranate held her beneath the ground.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
Zeus in his wisdom devised a plan,

With authority he spoke; placed his demand,

Persephone would spend two-thirds with her mother,

And one-third time he gave to Hades; his brother.
Of Persephone it is often said,

When she lives with the dead,

The land lay in similitude.

But when she arises to greet the sun,

Demeter’s work is then begun,

And the land is born anew. And the land is born anew.
Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Suffer her anguish and pain,

Oh sing a hymn to Demeter,

Her Mysteries to obtain. Her Mysteries to obtain.
C/ A. L. O’Prunty

2/20/02

Revised 2/25/02
One of my first poems published on Word Press. Also appears in my chapbook, “Selected Snippets” by Poetess A. L. O’Prunty; published 2012; Middle Island Press.
Enjoy my Mythology lovers 🙂

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Haiku Cyclet Alliteration – Souls of the Sea


Haiku Cyclet Alliteration – Souls of the Sea
Severed sailors souls

Sirens song seeps, saturates

Sea swallowing ships
Liquid lines linger

Loquacious liaison 

Languishing life’s left
Craggy cliffs calling

Captains conjuring courage 

Capitulation
O’Prunty ©
1/13/16

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~ Lady Luna


~ Lady Luna
Oh Lady Luna brightly strung by star

Upcast eyes stare, ponder your majesty

Your sea sway of tides ebb and flow by far

Widen the great divide from where we are
Standing, feet dipped within surging wave

Stretching tumultuous emerald glint surfs

Reflective beauty eyes long to still, save

Such sacredness this gift in which you gave
Comfort to a searching souls soliloquy.
O’Prunty 

11/19/15

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~ Haiku


~ Haiku
Stealth black cat waiting

Preoccupied feathered friends

Swinging bird feeder
O’Prunty

11/13/15

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~ Muse of My Morning


~ Muse of My Morning
Muse of my morning

Restoreth my soul

Night has held me fast…

With waking dreams –

Mysterious things
Open wide your arms

Beckon Dawn wake

From silent starlit slumber…

Tossing her veil

That light shall prevail
With blessed beams streaming

Omnipotent God with a thousand fingers

Comforts, a touch of warmth palpable;

I’ll question not an infinite sky

The unexplainable, mysterious…”why?”
Rather bask in the beauty

Of Dawns glorious resurrection

While conquering dreaded Night;

Friend of some, foe of plenty

When sleeplessness robs so many
Muse of my morning

Restoreth my soul

Night has held me fast…

With waking dreams –

Mysterious things.
O’Prunty ©

8/9/15

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~ Laten Years


~ Laten Years
Would that thou shalt love me in my laten years

Oblivious to Times wrinkles – youthful, in comparison to my peers
And when these eyes no longer see, an Antigone wilt thou be for me

Leading me though darkened fears, ’til acceptance of aging clears
To settle in this vessel, shell, a scared soul seeking Gods good will

A guide, a lamp before my feet, wilt thou these requests meet
And leave me not alone, but sing me…sing me home?
O’Prunty ©

8/6/15

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~ Midnight Monologue 


~ Midnight Monologue
Beneath the waxing moon –

Womb of Nights sky

I am infant, small

Watching over me?

A billion blazing stars –

Nights eyes scattered,

Crossing an infinite canvas
Alone in my madness

My beautiful mad mind

Where life is questioned

Thought is provoked

Expanding consciousness –

Poetry sustains

Beauty found in fibers,

Weeping webs
Mist rises about my feet

Reminding me

I am grounded…

Firmly rooted

As the mystic Oak

Birch and Beech;

A Taurus 

Seeking solace in the sky:
Do the stars in their glory

Looking down

See us shine?

Know our finest hour?

Ponder our story?

Does their curiosity 

Blaze behind Dawns veil?
Alone?

I am not alone –

You are not alone –

We are not alone –

Alone would be a void

Insensate nothingness;

Never have I been more alive!

Here, in my madness

‘Neath a waxing moon,

Blazing sky!
The Creator

In conscious creativity 

Set within the human soul

An affinity 

For looking with upcast eyes

From which our comfort arrives.

O’Prunty ©

7/29/15

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