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Art of the Day: Monday March 01, 2004

Persephone

- by john christopher borrero

This week's theme: Sculpture

Sculpture has been since mankind began to create, filling space with shape. It engages our eye with multi-dimensional form. It can be created out of one material or many, limited only by the hands and the mind of the artist that creates it. Uniquely expressive, sculpture has a power that we return to again and again.

-Melissa Morton


Art: Persephone by Artist john christopher borrero
Mother,

by now you know

I wont be back.

I tried to say goodbye

The day before I disappeared-

but by then it was too late,

I was already gone long before I ever left.

I’ve heard what they’ve been saying… How I was forced against my will- ‘Rough plucked’ from your own garden The ‘blushing rose’ mowed down mid bloom

But we both know the truth-

Like willful Eve who found wisdom’s fruit far sweeter then the withered drupe of woman’s duty, I too bit hard into that plum forbidden and let it’s ripe run over me!

I didn’t mean to hurt you To bruise the tender underbelly Of your ‘every mothers’ dream

Perhaps I loved too much the broken things, The ugly and unclean to ever be the ‘lady’ that you wanted me to be.

up there, I’d only ever be … just ‘that pretty girl from Cholcis’ no more or less than what the accident of birth intended I should be.

but here, in dark, deep down beneath the root, ringed round by piles of bone, blind worms and brimstone- I’m patron saint to those sad souls who burn with loves desire- and weep a constant flow of scalding tears at Gods cold hearted silence.

Jesus came here once, I’m told but only for the weekend,

so I remain to love those things that Christ left unforgiven.

I’m writing to you just to say- You did the best you could, but it’s time to end the search

Even if you found the little girl That used to be your daughter- No light that you could lend me now, Would prove half as bright As the torch I carry for my self.

(Poetry by Dane O'Hara)


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