Of Love & Betrayal; Hera, Goddess of Love

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Mythic queen of ethereal heavens

Thou rein o’er earth and tempest of seasons

Goddess of love and betrothal promise

Divine totality of existence

Thy beauty resolutely uncommon

Silken hair trussed in gentle conversion

Cool milky skin of a lavender blush

Thine eyes of nut brown so tenderly gaze

The milk of thy breast formed the Milky Way

Droplets upon earth, fair lilies would rise

The vestige of your providence destined

Sanctity of your being thy legend

To bless and protect a woman’s wedlock

Her fertility and lo, her children

In the coveted house of Lords and Ladies

Thy hand would save harmless, indemnify

Lo thee doest wed by persuasion god Zeus

Unto his bed the accord of centuries

Though he wouldst succumb obsessive pleasures

By seduction of goddess and mortal

Scorned as he in the face of betrayal

Begot former pleasures deceitfully

Steadfast in the face of your convictions

Thou wouldst remain eternally faithful

Thy tears of fury, blood of seduction

Upon his affairs in torrent wouldst fall

Objects of his compulsive seductions

The despisement of infidelities

Thy comeliness and constant devotions

Wouldst be thy measure on earth, in Heaven

In thy name’s sake as Queen of the Heavens

Shall thy legend witness eternally

Copyright Don MacIver 2011; All Rights Reserved


5 thoughts on “Of Love & Betrayal; Hera, Goddess of Love

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    1. Thank you so much Dixie. I’m sorry for such a delayed response. I found your comment in my spam folder. Of Love & Betrayal was a really interesting piece I challenged myself to write, wanting something different and engaging. There is something mysterious and enchanting about mythology and with a little research the words flowed easily. It really only took the accompanying visual to inspire the muse! I should add that this poem is one of my all-time most read posts here on WordPress since I launched this blog in early 2005 and continues to draw new readers month after month. I strive to be unique in as many ways as possible…setting ourselves apart goes a long way for reader engagement. I’m so glad you had such a positive reaction to this creative piece. Please do return!


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