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Underworld admin on 07 Jan 2012

Persephone (II)

Laodamia rebuking Persephone, who refuses to let her husband Protesilaus leave the underworld.

Have you no compunction, Persephone?

I’m a crocus

slaughtered by the plough,

and my future is desolation,

isolation.

Better to have been refused

than raised

and dashed to the ground.

Yet I’m powerless:

can a mortal conquer an immortal?

From the tragedy Laodamia, published in Greek Lyric Poetry and Tragedy: Translation and Original Composition

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Underworld admin on 06 Jan 2012

Persephone (I)

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, commenting on her powers.

A spider’s web is a trampoline.

Leaves bounce upon it,

and so do embalmed meals.

Violent winds test its flexibility

and prove its durability.

But don’t think that the spider

is only an acrobat:

it’s also a prophet

who reads the chronicles

of people’s lives.

In the underworld

I’m the spider

embroiled in embroidery

and bombarded by souls’ history,

past, present, and future.

From the tragedy Laodamia, published in Greek Lyric Poetry and Tragedy: Translation and Original Composition

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Underworld admin on 15 Dec 2011

Echidna’s Dream (V)

In her dream a pursuer,

her persistent, irresistible wooer.

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Underworld admin on 14 Dec 2011

Echidna’s Dream (IV)

Slumber’s ripple - quietly pliant -

fleeting - supple - silently defiant.

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Underworld admin on 13 Dec 2011

Echidna’s Dream (III)

Her dream - dimensional abode -

rapturous waft upon the nocturnal road.

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Underworld admin on 12 Dec 2011

Echidna’s Dream (II)

Serpentine coil - twist and turn -

its venom poised to strike and burn.

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Underworld admin on 11 Dec 2011

Echidna’s Dream (I)

Silent slumber - hushed hiss -

a dream and smother of many a kiss.

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Underworld admin on 10 Dec 2011

Echidna (VII)

Death by viperous sting -

poets always inspired to sing.

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Underworld admin on 09 Dec 2011

Echidna (VI)

Her reflection, a pond,

her wavy hair, a betwiching wand.

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Underworld admin on 08 Dec 2011

Echidna (V)

Like a tumultuous stormy wave,

Echidna sprang out from her cave,

ready to devour

with horrific power.

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