D. L. (Denise) Finn shared the image for this week’s poetry challenge:
I wrote a few haiku (not really a series) staying true to the rules of including a kigo (season word) and the pivot.
I love the ethereal quality to this photo. There is plenty of magic to inspire any poet!
From the mighty oak— winter dryad spirits rise Artemis rouses *** nymphs tied to tree homes souls married, inter-wreathed as one love blossoms in spring *** hamadryad fae— bonded hardwood spirits dwell heavy snow brings death ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
The mythology of the dryad is one of my favorite subjects. Not only are the two entities bound in life, they perish together if the tree dies. Their existence is an interdependent relationship.
“Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and chastity. She also was the protector and friend to all dryad beings. For these reasons, dryads and the Greek gods punished any mortals who harmed trees without first propitiating the tree-nymphs.” (Wikipedia.com)