Trees tell their stories
written with green and red ink.
Leaves of history long forgotten…
as Persephone comes and goes,
get trampled under foot after each season.
But, her promised return
instills a flicker of hope in our hearts.
Each year a ring of life is added…
a library of tales from summers past
when growth was fat or lean…
only told by the rings inside.
Until they die, they remain unseen!!
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Today at d’Verse, Sarah asked us to write a poem from Greek Mythology that included some aspect of Persephone and her comings and goings to Hades in the underworld. The myth is that when she comes she brings spring and summer for six months, but when she goes, everything dies and remains so for six months. I thought trees are a great way to illustrate that by observing their rings.
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