• antheia_ 9w

    #greekc #zephyr

    Extremly Sorry #writersbay for deviating from the given prompts for today.

    ÁNTHOS (Flower)

    I am a daughter of the elements
    An euphonic word uttered by nature
    Helios lends me his warmth
    Selene serenades me with her charm
    Zeus nurtures me with love
    Zephruys caresses my dainty bracts
    out in the open or sheltered in coves..

    I bedizen the brazen turfs
    Swaying with gaiety
    in vales or plains,
    Drunk on roscid drops..

    Remonant or annual
    Trailing on an arbour
    or burgeoning in garths
    Sweet smelling or inodorous
    I effuse heavenly essence
    always laden with mirth..

    Arranged in wreaths or posies,
    Solitary or bunched
    I'm ravishing & riant,
    Marscescent yet rhapsodic
    Beatific even in death.

    Primed for both somber
    & joyous occasions
    Adorning the nosegay
    of a blushing bride
    Or immortelle wreaths
    placed on graves..

    My existence is ephemeral
    Yet i etch memories
    That lasts forever ..

    *Antheia was one of the Charites, or Graces, of Greek mythology and was the goddess of flowers and flowery wreaths. She was depicted in Athenian vase painting as one of the attendants of Aphrodite. Her name Antheia is derived from the Ancient Greek word ἄνθος/ánthos meaning "flower" or "blossom".

    **First two lines have been taken from the poem titled "Song of the flower" by Khalil Gibran.


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