Deep in the Armenian Forest two sisters lived
Ceres a blonde with wheat spikes for a braid
Medeine a redhead with a laugh that brayed
Both had never loved or been betrayed.
Ceres was kind but very staid
Medeine was playful but loved to wade.
Ceres who grew crops for a trade
fell in love with Dionysus who made
her grow grapes and make wine in the shade.
Medeine who grew giant trees into a glade
fell in love with Apollo who graced
her forest and animals with warmth he bade.
Now the lovers gave those they loved
gifts; Ceres eyes that glistened like jade
and Medeine hair that blazed and inflamed.
Dionysus showed Ceres how preserves are made
Apollo gave Medeine empathy to make wounds fade.
Both Ceres and Medeine were finally swayed and laid.
One morning Dionysus emerged from a tree in the glade
held Medeine and kissed her leaving her ashamed.
Ceres who saw the kiss and was so brokenhearted
offered Apollo a glass of wine and waited
for Medeine to see her and Apollo as they kissed.
That’s how their fine bond was destroyed.
Realizing what he and Ceres did
Apollo took his sun rays away and hid
Meanwhile Dionysus ran and into a tree he slid
leaving his drunk breath on Medeine’s lips behind.
Ceres and Medeine argued so loud
that the trees themselves leaned forward.
Till today the forest is troubled
with mist and vines that are curved.
Both Ceres and Medeine weep like a bayed
couple with crows and owls they rayed
waiting for Apollo’s chariot to descend a cloud
and Dionysus to emerge from the tree Medeine found!
Ceres is the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility. Medeine or Medeina is Artemis's Latvian counterpart - goddess of the forest and animals. Of course monsieur Dionysus is the god of wine, parties and affairs. Apollo the son of the sun god Helios had a chariot driven by four immortal golden horses and hence the reference. Thank you for reading I hope you were enchanted!