The third (compulsory) consecutive verse on the theme of autumn is served up to you today by renju Stephanie Johnson. It’s a 7-7 and here it is :
Persephone mourns harvest :
cage sustained by ruby seeds
Stephanie says : “Continuity is provided through a reference to Persephone – she is the daughter of the Harvest Goddess, Demeter. I also offer a further fruit reference (the ruby seeds are those of the pomegranate.) The kigo word is “harvest.” The cage refers to the skin of the pomegranate, also to the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades. When Persephone eats the pomegranate seeds she seals her fate and is bound to Hades forever. She is mourning the harvest because she must go underground and be dormant for the winter…”
Hmmm…. we are certainly getting ourselves an education, aren’t we?! I wonder whether tomorrow’s poet will continue with autumn – or whether they’ll change direction. What do you think?
You can watch today’s episode of The Big Renga Round-Up here :
I am just going outside and may be some time.