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VxPoem ID: 40337

Category:
myth_legend

Posted: June 2nd. 2011 3:29:22 PM

Views: 546

Daughter of Darkness

by Gaia Ivorywitch

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Age Group: Adult



She runs in fields of flowers
Sleeping on a carpet of grass
She moves through the memory
Of a young man’s heart
Like a shadow reflected on glass

She quenches his thirst in the summer
Feeds him wine and berries from the vine
She moves through his dreams
Like the other half she is
A memory frozen in Time

He leaves her with the harvest
Her hands covered with blood
He flies free through the Gate
Autumn’s bloody dew
She follows on the blood red road

She is the Daughter of Darkness
Hades’ ray of sunlight in the shaft of the Tomb
Demeter cries as she watches
Her child seduce the Underworld King

Through the Winter she sleeps by his side
Frozen melodies she will sing
For her eyes look ever forward to the day
When the Daughter of Darkness
Returns as the Maiden of Spring

She is the Daughter of Darkness
Demeter’s own revenge
Hade’s cannot live with her - the world suffers when she’s gone
Without her love his mind is unhinged.

For a man will destroy all he touches
Unable to control bloody force
Until in Her his will finds a channel
A sphere of Light to contain his fierce bright flame
A shared goal to put his will on course.

She is the Daughter of Darkness
Hades’ ray of sunlight in the shaft of the Tomb
Demeter cries as she watches
Her child seduce the Underworld King




Author's Notes: I'd been thinking of how women use their bodies, either with outright sex or the lure of the promise of it, to manipulate people (both men and women) into doing what they want or giving them what they want.

My thoughts wandered over the examples I personally have witnessed, and as thoughts sometimes do, I ended up on a tangent comparing the wild energy of the Maiden, and the darkness in Her that most people ignore. The myth/legend of Persephone is that she was LURED by Hades, other takes paint her as a petulant teenager that just wanted to get away from her domineering Mother. In this piece, I was thinking of her as a young woman, fully cognizant of the power of her body and using it to glamor men, or in some cases women, into doing what they want, rarely thinking of the repercussions that will occur when the 'magick' wears off and people see her for what she is.


Author's Location: Danvers, Massachusetts
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