Waiting For Persephone

by Mark Humble

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This track is my entry into the SpinTunes #11 Round 3 Challenge:

Greek Chorus - Write a song with no chorus based on an ancient mythological figure/story. You must identify the mythological figure in your email when you submit your entry. (2 minute minimum length) (your submission is due by Sunday, Feburary 21st 11:59PM)

Examples of Mythological songs include "Flight of Icarus" by Iron Maiden, "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac, and "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum. Examples of songs with no chorus include "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel or "Rapture" by Blondie.

My entry is based on the ancient Greek mythological story of Demeter and her daughter Persephone.


Cold gray wind
Across the sky
Steals the earth
Demeter cries
Winter shivers endlessly
Waiting for Persephone

Mother Earth
Grows nothing
Daughter gone
Til Spring
Shrouded in a frigid veil
Waiting for Persephone

Mother dreams
Grateful tears
Melting ice
When child appears
Sweetly spring will bloom again
With golden green Persephone


released February 21, 2016



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Mark Humble Brooklyn, New York

Mark Humble started in New York City as a production assistant by day, honing his songwriting skills by night. His first album, Guilty Pleasure Cabaret, showcases his talents as a songwriter, instrumentalist and arranger, and led to work in film, theater and television. Humble has written and produced music for Sesame Street, A&E’s Biography, and the Smithsonian Institute. ... more

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