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I fed her
pomegranate kisses

and she cried
at every frozen sunrise
for 180 days.

With cracks in my heart
and souls
caught in my hair
I counted 180 more.
DLD- 10/11/12

In which the author writes about mythology and gross, disgusting love.

Written for :iconwordsmiths-guild: 's Inner Divinity Contest.


For those of you who don't know, Hades/Pluto is the Greek/Roman deity of the Underworld. He kidnapped Persephone and brought her to his home where she ate four pomegranate seeds. According to the Fates, one who eats the food of Underworld must spend eternity there, but Persephone was allowed to return to her mother for half of the year, corresponding to the spring/summer months.
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I can't really think of something complex to say to praise this. So please accept a "this is really well-written" instead. 
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Thanks so much!
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Ah! Thank you, thank you! :heart:
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You're so welcome! You earned it!
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MemoryInTime Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I love its simplicity and how it contrasts the complexity of the context :3
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks so much!
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no problem :3
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Beautiful. <3
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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silverrouge Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
ooh i love this is, it's soo beautiful
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:heart:
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MaddenedHatter Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Writer
This is a simply gorgeous piece. I'm a massive fan of Greek tales/mythology and the way this depicts Persephone's relationship with Hades is marvellous. Well done!
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks so much! :heart:
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Hildetann Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Writer
this is just beautiful. :heart:
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Thanks so much! :heart:
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Wow, thank you so much!
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
When it all boils down, the line 'I fed her / pomegranate kisses' has to be one of the most genius phrases ever ascribed to this myth.
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Wow, thanks so much! :heart:
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Ooh this is wonderful!
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Thank you! :heart:
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I featured this piece here.
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Thanks so much!
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You're welcome :D
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ChiaraScuro Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! And one of my favorite Greek myths ^_^ Lovely job, madame.
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks, it's one of my favorites too!
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Concora Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Writer
I really do like the imagery that you have employed here. It's wonderfully fitting, and easily identifiable yet still keeping an air of ambiguity which is quite appropriate when dealing with mythology. The second stanza gave me chills, it's perfectly worded and envisioned. However, with the days, my Graves textbook says that Persephone's time wasn't split evenly, but rather "Core should spend three months of the year in Hades' company, as Queen of Tartarus, with the title of Persephone, and the remaining nine in Demeter's." I don't know if that's correct, but I assume it is. x3 I'd consider changing that, although you'd loose that lovely repetition, unless there's a reason for the 180's that I have completely missed... xD Anyway, I'll shut up now - great work!
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Writer
I liked the repetition of the 180 days and it made their very different sorrows equal. The general belief is that she stayed in the underworld for six months, so let's just not tell anyone that it's wrong. :P
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Concora Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Writer
Haha, fair enough. ;) I love the repetition, too. :aww:
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hkr1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This describes the 65 page story of Persephone being kidnapped in my Greek mythology books in a short 30 words. (Slow clap)
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks! :heart:
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Tannaquil Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. Very minimal, and very effective.
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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elizabethburnside Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
short but nice. I like how the last line gives a vague ending.
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Thank you! :heart:
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