Thesmophoria

What Remains of Mysteries?

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These poems were written in October: around the time in the year of the ancient Greek ritual of Thesmophoria. This was a mystery ritual associated with the goddess Demeter and her daughter Kore. It was undertaken by women only – unlike the similar Eleusian mystery ritual, which was open to anyone.
The poems pick up on the themes associated with Demeter and Kore – those of birth/death/rebirth (i.e. the cycle of life and death). Taking place during Autumn, these notions have specific resonance.

I have also picked up on themes of Melancholia – associated as it is with Autumn, with middle age and with questions of existence.

To read these poems, click on the image, or the tab “Thesmophoria”, above.

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