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Prompt #78 “Persephone”

Today’s prompt comes to us from Jen at Blog It or Lose It! If you haven’t heard the fabulous news already Jen has joined MLMM and will be working together with Bastet on the now expanded Shadorma Challenge. Jen will be teaching us about the different forms of poetry =)

 

Watch the video (warning it is a bit disturbing) and create!

 

Here is my entry

 

I offer three sacrifices,

Three visions,

Three ultimatums

And for each a drop of blood,

Opium-cleansed.

Entrench in me your infamy

Your rudiment,

Your much besieged Christ

To weep at the sight of love

To lust at the sacrament

To unfold you knowing

That one of us must die.

 

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About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded I am 32 and married (almost 13 years) with a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Everyone thinks I'm a hippie.

27 comments on “Prompt #78 “Persephone”

  1. C.C.
    October 26, 2014

    Very intense and interesting prompt 🙂

    • J
      October 26, 2014

      Glad there’s something of interest here — I hope you’ll play along with us 😀

    • mindlovemisery
      October 26, 2014

      Fabulous atmosphere in this video, wonderful suggestion from Jen

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  3. C.C.
    October 26, 2014

    “Entrench me in your infamy”—what a stellar line 🙂 Wish I’d thought of it! Definitely playing along with this prompt. It is divine. Thanks!

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  5. helenvalentina
    October 26, 2014

    Darkly beautiful, just like the video – captivates and disturbs simultaneously! 🙂 🙂

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  8. julespaige
    October 26, 2014

    Reminds me of a European version of ‘Children of the Corn’.
    I even looked up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persephone
    And well she is a spring/harvest ‘Goddess’.

    • mindlovemisery
      October 26, 2014

      I first saw Children of the Corn when my dad was living in a cornfield and the tiles on his floor were nearly identical to the box in the Hellraiser movies yikes

      • julespaige
        October 26, 2014

        Yikes. After the first one….(Corn flick) I passed on the sequels. Not into horror. I have enough spooky dreams.

      • mindlovemisery
        October 27, 2014

        I watched a lot of horror as a kid because it is my dad’s favorite genre. I am easily scared though

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  11. Karin
    October 26, 2014

    OMG!! There is a s-s-s-s…. slithery thing at the beginning of the video. Thank goodness the music is so entrancing or I would have run shrieking! I loved this prompt – I’m fond of the Persephone myth – and popped my piece into the link up.
    Thank you for a great prompt!

    • mindlovemisery
      October 26, 2014

      The music is very entrancing and draws you right into the video

      Loved your entry!

  12. J
    October 27, 2014

    Wow ….. “To unfold you knowing / That one of us must die.” — so many great lines in this poem — but the ending really hit me. Looks like there’s a great response so far — that is good news — I’m glad it’s really hitting home with everyone.

    And — thanks for the kind words too 🙂

  13. Bastet
    October 27, 2014

    Wow … what an introductory poem … really intense and moving!

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  15. julespaige
    October 27, 2014

    I didn’t think I was going to do one for this…
    but here is a short piece:
    https://julesgemstonepages.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/10-27-two-prompts-only-man/

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