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Persephone

 

Cause of the seasons

The love of her mother

And food of the dead

 

While she was under

All was dark, gloomy and cold

When she came above

 

It was colorful

Blooming spring had come again

This was once a year

 

 
 

Persephone II

 

Three months down below

Hades bride, around the dead

Because of the seeds

 

While above the ground

Demeter is in sorrow

And nothing will grow

 

Three season above

Is not enough for mother

She wants 4 seasons

 

 
 

Hades

 

 

Ruler of the dead

In love with Persephone

Stole her for himself

 

Left mother alone

He fed her pomegranate seeds

Forcing her to stay

 

Three dark months above

Of gloomy cold up above

And nine blossoming

 

 
 

-- By Phoebe Pundyk, 14 years old, using the structure of Japanese Haiku poetry.