Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Persephone (Mother Nature's Call)

winds whisper in secret tongues
tickling the ears of dormant trees;
at last expelling remnants of sleep
buds burst -- blooms blossom
dusting bare limbs in pastel hues;
stunning "welcome home" festoons
for a daughter's long awaited return.

Inspiration for this piece:  I'd think it obvious, but the brilliant pastels of pink, purple, and yellow decorating the limbs of trees as spring begins to awaken all around.  I also happen to be a fan of the myth behind the season; an interesting story of how Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus was kidnapped by Hades and eventually set (semi-)free.


Mary said...

This is truly beautiful. Our 'daughter' spring has been gone too long. She will be welcome indeed.

Heaven said...

I love this myth too ~ Can't wait for spring to finally come ~

Nico said...

Incredible work here--the lovely spring pastels are a welcome home. Very well done!