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  Phoenix Rises From the Rape of Persephone
by Sage Sweetwater
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Phoenix Rises From the Rape of Persephone

fire ash in
the underworld,
perfunctory in rhyme
and meter, Haides negligent,
oh the earth yawns,

roses and
crocuses rebel
of their daily opening,
thalassa's salt swells with
laughter, the sea belches the
monster's dark cloak cast from
his shoulders in fetid pneuma,

the omen
lit by flaming
torches, the tenth
enlightening dawn has
come, his trim-ankled victim
claimed in the rear of Zeus's

the gift
of a snare
what a trick
did strong, Hermes
wiped the residue of
the disguise of a pomegranate
seed from her thighs, seminarian                 
gift of religious agriculture plowed
into with irreverence for god,

cleaving the                               
earth asunder,
he descended into
Haides, his evil schemings
dropped into gaia's depths,
and what's more,
the grief over a maiden
perishes with the corn, burning
the kernels, near it a circle of stones,
pentelic marble cleansing where the earth
gaped and then closed, old images -

the rowanberry
and sheldrake, that
old world duck, and where
the phoenix rises from the rape
of Persephone - macrocosmic suture
where she was deceived in that the flowers
she was being carried off by what were not violets,
but tainted narcissus.

Copyright Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 2/16/2011
A rose by any other name certainly is not a pomegranite seed, but a thorny stemmed flower that is both beautiful and deceiving. How many times is woman deceived by man? The question does not take an eternity to answer, but is right in front of us. Woman to man, man to woman, man to man, woman to woman. Woman sings the song of the sirens, but even in our desire to trap him, we must beware our snare does not catch us. I'm sorry Sage, but this poem just made me ramble and ramble and that is a good thing. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 2/16/2011
i think this is one of your best; but there are so many. you're really tearing a blaze lately. you should be writing screenplays.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 2/15/2011
Beware the pomegranate seed or there'll be hell to pay.
Your erudition, Sage, and depth of knowledge of, well, hell,
everything is not only an education for us all, but pure
delight to read. Love, gene.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/15/2011
And a rose by any other name....Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/15/2011
well written and i love the mythology-you vast knowledge amazes me !

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Dominga Rio of Cuero

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