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Channel 7 Exclusive: Persephone Tells All

#Haiku Happenings #3: The Other Bunny presents a #haibun by Colleen M. Farrelly!

the other bunny

a butterfly
peaking out of its chrysalis—
#MeToo emerging

Persephone: The myths have it wrong. Hades didn’t trick me into eating his pomegranate. I tricked him. Power over death? A chance to save Teleus?

Homer: Teleus?

Persephone: Yes, Teleus. Great-grandson of Ares? Nothing like Ares, except if you’re threatening an innocent. Anyway, Hades was my way to save him. You’d be surprised how a few flowers can brighten up Tartaros. Fire, this. Ashes, that…

Homer: What did you do? How did you trick Hades?

Persephone: Hades hated Teleus, denying him loyal servants in Tartaros. Gosh. Well, anyway, when they grabbed me in the field, I screamed. I pouted. I even slapped Hades. Mother played her part well, even causing a famine over my loss.

Homer: Your mother, Demeter? Yes, those were hard times. I’m sure the audience remembers that famine and all the death that followed.

Persephone: One night, while…

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  1. Ha! I love this dialogue with the voice of Persephone herself. She’s often represented as being mute. About a month ago, I was meditating on her, very much along these lines, for an art project I had to complete. It’s quite a complicated story, isn’t it?

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