Mythology is a rich source of material for the arts and the Greeks contributions have abided for good reasons. They strike at universals. Here we have love, loss, death, art, and in one act a major lesson in faith. So here now is my modest contribution to the grand tradition of retelling the Orpheus myth:
by Paul Mathers
I remember my song of her grace
and her anguished connubial face
when the Underworld stretched out its lace,
drew her to the Erinyes' mace.
So I forfeir my rights in this race
to the banks of the dead gave my chase.
At Persephone's feet made my case,
Calliope's inheritance my ace,
I was called upon my steps back to trace,
return from existence's base.
As I turned, Hades claimed my embrace
and my flower returned to his vase.
Now through savage woodlands I pace.
In severance, returned to my place.