Duly Quoted #9 : Poems for Persephone

It’s been awhile since I posted a Duly Quoted post and this time, I’m going to feature one of the most beautiful quotes that I saw on Tumblr. Do check out Poemsforpersephone to see more awesome poems and thoughts. ♥

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what if
when icarus fell
apollo caught him
before he hit the sea,
arms as warm as the sun,
but safer.

Melt my Heart by Picolo-kun: art by Gabriel Picolo

what if
when ariadne cast the rope
across a broken branch
aphrodite stepped in
with a reminder that this,
this is not the kind of love
you die for.

Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete and half sister to the Minotaur Asterion. When greek hero Theseus came to Crete to slay the Minotaur, she fell in love. So strong was her love for the hero, she aided Theseus in both the slaying of the Minotaur and escaping the Labyrinth where the monster was imprisoned. She consulted the man who built the maze, Daedalus, and helped Theseus escape the maze with a ball of string. She left Crete with Theseus believing he was to marry her, but the...:

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what if
when achilles
was ready for war
ares appeared with a smile
and said “you win well when you win,
but what are you unwilling
to lose if you lose?”
and achilles knew the answer.

The Song of Achilles Patroclus & Achilles:

if you could
retell the tale wouldn’t you want
to tell it kinder? wouldn’t you
want to give them peace, even love,
where you could?

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Hope ya’ll got a lovely day.

 

 

 

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