Wheel of Fortune (X)

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Wheel turning over like a key
opening fate and chance and time.
In all directions destiny–
still center scatters fortune blind.

Lost in all possibility–
searching the hands and face for signs.
Wheel turning over like a key
opening fate and chance and time.

Shadowed by what may never be–
turning into a circled line–
all paths will mirror and rewind
exposing doors no one can see–

Wheel turning over like a key.

Day 27 of NaPoWriMo asks us to look to the Tarot for inspiration.   I’ve done the Wheel of Fortune before, but one of my watercolors based on Joan Mitchell’s “Blue Tondo” was a perfect fit.

The poetic form I used is Rondel.

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26 responses to “Wheel of Fortune (X)”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely flow to this, Kerfe–like the wheel.
    The door goes with the windows from yesterday. 🙂

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  2. sheldonk2014 says :

    Art and words can’t be touched

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  3. Maggie C says :

    Beautiful poem! And I got an extra inspiration from the painting. I’m turning a spare bedroom into a “sanctum” of sorts, and I was thinking of painting a mandala on one wall. It seemed like a tedious undertaking, but you’ve given me the notion that it can be loose and flowing and doesn’t have to be regimented! Thank you!

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    Nice, Kerfe. The form works well with the thoughts and prompt.

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  5. Jodi says :

    Funny. I am now watching wheel of fortune. Lol.

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  6. Jane Dougherty says :

    The form you chose fits perfectly with the ‘wheel’ and with circles, of course.

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  7. Evelyn Flint says :

    Beautiful art…

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  8. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Lovely, villanelle?

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