Persephone Hesitates

I watch
the April snow
float from the sky like tiny feathers,
settling white, refracting the Spring light.
Indifferent to the green and growing grass.

Each flake a single miracle of six-fold symmetry
that dissolves in an instant on budding
branches and among the tangled
twigs of birds’ nests.

The
tulips in
my garden
seem undaunted.
And the hardy
hyacinths
remain
serene.

Like Persephone, they too have spent the winter
underground. And I wonder if perhaps they understand
how hard it was for her to burst into the light.
And why the Maiden Goddess might
return back to her lover,
for one more
winter night.


May these words bring truth
and healing through open hands and hearts.
And then, let it flow back into our Mother Earth
for the love of all her beings.

Photo: Diane Perazzo

6 Comments

  1. My tulips seem to have succumbed to the cold, they bend down and hug the earth. Let’s hope the warmth of spring remembers to return to our corner of the Earth……soon

  2. Very powerful, sistah!  Persephone is one of my Maiden Goddesses; I am closer only to Artemis.  I have my own stories about her. And this is yet another.  Thank you for sharing it!  Be well. xoxo Kate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s