A Tune of Immortality- Mythology

A Tune of Immortality- Mythology

A Poem by Sheila Kline
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From life to death; a journey in the underworld

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© 2017 Sheila Kline



Author's Note

Sheila Kline
A Tune of Immortality

Grim Reaper, Master of mortal man’s demise, perform
with haste an abiding tune of immortality.
Hesitate not to draw from life’s sheath your bow of death,
As a gaggle of tormented souls begs to hear more.
Chanting a funeral dirge, voice they in unison,
“Peace we seek in the realm of the Dark Hallowed One”.

The underworld awaits our newly departed souls.
Illume a candle to guide us from the sphere of life.
Gift a shroud to envelop our decaying corpses.
Heard afar is a cradle song as we pray as one
to somber strains of the cello which beckons us to
rock a bye our spirits entrusted to Lord Hades.

O’ Caretaker of Death, assuage our fear and despair.
Bring our souls to you through the caverns of your domain.
Charon, guide our passage as we cross The River Styx
though the journey is beset with nine circles of Hell.
Black waters keep us afloat as we yield unto you
the fertility of spent life to enrich your roots.

The horn of plenty is made ample by endowments
as Plouton barters his wealth for a fruitful estate.
We come unshackled from worldly chattel of the past
and Cerebus allows us to enter unfettered.
The cycle of life and death shall ever continue
as that which ends is born again throughout the ages.

Sheila Bowyer Kline
Note: Hades was a giver of wealth. Also known as Plouton, which later became the Roman name Pluto. Fertility’s given by the earth to plants from the soil, rooted in the underworld, and
in the precious metals dug from the earth. The horn of plenty symbolizes this artistry.

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Death is often painted in dark hues. Not so in this uplifting, literary masterpiece from you. The pall of gloom is lifted as your reader makes their way through each verse full of hope and light. Death is a celebration and an ending is only a beginning. I appreciate the deep thought and contemplation that has gone into every line of this great poem, dear Sheila.

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Very creepy and thought provoking. Overall great job on this one. Love the imagery in this too 😊

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Sheila Kline

1 Month Ago

Thanks Sean...........this genre is one of my favorites. The "spook" of life and of that beyond is .. read more
Death is often painted in dark hues. Not so in this uplifting, literary masterpiece from you. The pall of gloom is lifted as your reader makes their way through each verse full of hope and light. Death is a celebration and an ending is only a beginning. I appreciate the deep thought and contemplation that has gone into every line of this great poem, dear Sheila.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Life is eternal, a circle that has no end. Beautifully told death scary and yet...

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Sheila Kline

4 Months Ago

Thank you! Death is scary to those who do not understand what awaits on the other side.......or perh.. read more
Life teaches me one thing over and over again: Life goes on. Despite sadness, sorrow, death, hardships, et all, life goes on. Someone's life goes on, even when ours is ended. I love the dark, mystical, mythological feel of this.

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Sheila Kline

5 Months Ago

Thank you Linda Marie! It was my purpose to blend the dark and the light; mythology fascinates me an.. read more
The myth and tale. My favorite. I used him often in my story. I enjoyed how you described death. He or she is alive myth to the most of us. Many names for them in modern tale dear Lydia. Thank you for sharing the amazing words and thoughts.
Coyote

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Sheila Kline

5 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote! Mythology is fascinating, as are many legends of The Native American Indians. I .. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Me too and you are welcome dear Lydia.
As one dies, another is born. The circle of life continues and while there is grief and mourning for the death, there is comfort in knowing life goes on. I enjoyed the mention of Greek and Roman Gods. Also references to the ninth circle of hell. Your poetry is well written and deep, Sheila. Nice to read your words. Lydi**

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The irony of life, as soon are we're born we're dying?

Consummately penned with dark foreboding undertones, follow the light and beware the reaper!!

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Sheila Kline

5 Months Ago

Ah yes, we must always follow the light! The darkness will consume us if we allow it to gain enough.. read more
Who else could write such a poem as this. You are a gifted poet Sheila. I commend you on such a well written poem.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Sheila Kline

6 Months Ago

Thanks Tim!! You are too kind, but I am grateful for your kindness! This is one of my favorite gen.. read more

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Added on May 19, 2017
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Tags: Mythology, Death, Life, Journey, Immortality, Fertility, Horn of Plenty

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