Persephone

Persephone

Some days it is simple,
the way outside turns to inner -

the fall towards light,
the pull of the weather.

This is love's work --

the way I've learnt again to slip inside my dreams:

to hold my face up to the rain,
more from one world to another.


'Persephone' from Falls & Finds (Shoestring Press, 2008), © Deryn Rees-Jones 2008, used by permission of the author.

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