Illuminating bright

Who is to be blamed for all the wrong that’s been done to her,

From the depth of darkness,

From the bowels of obscureness,

She collects pain in her fold, like each penny into her pocket,

She howls and howls her agony,

They seem to hear but like passing clouds drift away, happily afloat,

Her roar is loud like a lion’s roar : frightening, but dismissed quickly enough,

Who is to be blamed for all the wrong that’s been done to her,

She summons courage enough not to complain,

Braving enough to act, rather than leave,

She leaves the threshold of darkness,

Only to emerge,

Courageous, thy be her name henceforth,

With the brushes that’s seen only pain,

She paints a faintly hue of gold,

Cloaking in dazzling hues bright,

The calming wisps of wind stood fort, with everyone else keeping mute,

From the depth of darkness,

She emerged as light,

Illuminating bright,

Golden light.

154 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Sarah for hosting Poetics on dVerse. The challenge requires to use Persephone’s (Persephone was the beautiful daughter of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, fruit and grains) story in a poem. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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  1. “The calming wisps of wind stood fort, with everyone else keeping mute,”… this is such a strong image! Stellar writing ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

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  2. This is beautiful, Kitty, a really sensitive piece. My favourite lines:

    “she howls and howls her agony”
    “she leaves the threshold of darkness”

    Great visuals and beautifully woven ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot, David, glad you enjoyed. Word counting started as a practice when I was writing flash fictions, which required adhering to a particular word limit as a part of the prompt challenge. It didn’t require me to mention the word count though. The same practice translated to my poetry writing too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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