Summer Play

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Can you imagine it
On this lovely summer day?
The Nymph and Kore dance
In a meadow of flowers
Surrounded by fey.
There on that rock
Against that tree
Is The Musician and his band
Playing the dance tune.
Reclining nearby
In the shade of that tree
Is The Mother humming
And tapping her dainty foot.
Up above poor Helios
Slows his chariot
In order to watch the fun.
Envious of their play,
Envious of the beauty,
He can’t have.
Yet he dares not stop,
For out of sight on the drum
Is The Father who drives
The tempo and him on and on.

The Hellenic Tale of Winter Solstice Eve

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A servant peers upon the dinner party with trepidation.  He fidgets in place as he tries to figure out the best way to interrupt his Lord and Lady, deliver his important news without letting the guests know that there is a problem in the realm.  He looks over the assembly noting that tonight it is a small party, just his dark-clad lord, his lovely bride in brown and burgundy and their guest who is rather painful to look upon.

His fidgeting and hand wringing attracts the notice of his mistress. “Yes, Gerald?  Is there a problem?”

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Missing Person Report: Persephone

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From the Desk of Cece Thothis, Investigator, Olympus PD

Report due:   ASAP
Case #:  820500, Missing Person Report: Persephone

Report filed by:   Demeter, mother of vic. Daughter went missing while playing in field while mother was “attending to her duties”. Mother describes daughter as shy and immature for age but very lovely. Mother very distraught and hysterical. Killed all plants in vicinity when told to calm down. Advise minimal dealings with.

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