bernadettepeterschmidt:

my rendition of Prosperine by RossettiDone free hand  

bernadettepeterschmidt:

my rendition of Prosperine by Rossetti

Done free hand  

coramarietumbles:

Anna Chipovskaya by Nikolay Biryukov for Interview Russia
…love the reference to Persephone/the underworld.
 

coramarietumbles:

Anna Chipovskaya by Nikolay Biryukov for Interview Russia

…love the reference to Persephone/the underworld.

 

O vernal queen, whom grassy plains delight, sweet to the smell, and pleasing to the sight: whose holy form in budding fruits we view, earth’s vigorous offspring of a various hue: espoused in autumn, life and death alone to wretched mortals from thy power is known: for thine the task , according to thy will, life to produce, and all that lives to kill. Hear, blessed Goddess, send a rich increase of various fruits from earth, with lovely peace: send health with gentle hand, and crown my life with blest abundance, free from noisy strife; last in extreme old age the prey of death, dismiss me willing to the realms beneath, to thy fair palace and the blissful plains where happy spirits dwell, and Hades reigns.
Orphic Hymn 29 to Persephone (via camilla-macauley)

Karporphoros

sonneillonv:

Spring lifts, buoys, and teases
the fleeting caress of wings
we drink the wind that flutters our skirts
legs bare and white from winter
aching to turn brown

square pots glazed and dusty
strewn with fingerprints
speaking hope and growth
soon, soon
bags strain to contain the bulk of churned soil
that tastes on the air
like the darkness of the earth

berries burst, hothouse sour
soon, soon
even the fireburst fecundity
of this season can’t be rushed
with trucks and trains
hauling pale shadows of summer’s bounty
up from Mexico

soon, soon
the wind sneaks in through the cracks
and makes us weightless
soon
the first-fruits of the weeds and creepers
and dirt-covered bulbs burst forth
flowering shamelessly
like they don’t know about
the prediction of snow

soon

the riot of color and form
pulls at the leash of time

soon

and it waits as we wait
to bloom and blossom and grow

soon

She rises

soon

comes up from the depths
trailing spring and song
and the scent of promise

soon

She walks
the ground bursts forth
the seeds crack
the buds open
the branches split and give birth
to gold and white and verdigris
to the fragile and the fleeting
soon
to the transitory beauty
to the promise

through the seasons we’ve been waiting
soon
now She comes
announce Her, proclaim Her
IA, Kore Karpophoros!
Reign again on the Earth!

SOON.

gods for the modern age: persephone

wear flowers in your hair and silks on your body. do not let yourself wither. do not let yourself break. tattoo what was done to you onto your skin and turn it into a weapon. rise from the ashes year after year, trailing glory in your train and wearing riches in your crown. you were good, you stayed hidden, but you were tricked and dragged down into the shadows anyway—so by god, make those shadows your own.

— Unknown (via retrodivas)
mokopiko:

After years of procrastination, it’s finally done. Spring needs to come soon. 

mokopiko:

After years of procrastination, it’s finally done. Spring needs to come soon. 

acridzigzags:

Portrait Of Doom by NataliaDrepina
roserayne:

Persephone! I started this sketch yesterday and decided to clean it up today! 
I imagine her wearing lilies particularly calla lilies because those are typically used in funeral bouquets and she’d like to remind people while she is the Goddess of Spring she is also the Queen of the Underworld. ;D (Also the necklace symbolizes the six pomegranate seeds.) 

roserayne:

Persephone! I started this sketch yesterday and decided to clean it up today! 

I imagine her wearing lilies particularly calla lilies because those are typically used in funeral bouquets and she’d like to remind people while she is the Goddess of Spring she is also the Queen of the Underworld. ;D (Also the necklace symbolizes the six pomegranate seeds.)