Out of the Clouds (Things in my Tarot Card)

ace of cups s

My Ace of Cups overflows,
drifting like flowers
on the sea.

I drink from it
knowing that nothing
is certain.

Will liquid become air?
Will my hands become feathers
that become wings?

To the moon, perhaps–
in parallel, we translate ourselves
as everything changes.

ace of cups center s

For the NaPoWriMo prompt, a sort-of-a-list of things, in the form of a quadrille about an Ace for dVerse.



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30 responses to “Out of the Clouds (Things in my Tarot Card)”

  1. whimsygizmo says :

    I especially love this line:
    “Will my hands become feathers
    that become wings?”

    What a great, different take on the word. Wonderful.

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury says :

    lovely lyrical and dreamy lines

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  3. tiffanyarpdaleo says :

    beautifully portrayed!

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    It’s like visiting a dream world!


  5. Claudia McGill says :

    I like the idea we translate ourselves. Because I think that is the kernel of communication, making our individual languages understood.

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  6. memadtwo says :

    Love this one, K.


  7. Beverly Crawford says :

    Beware the ace of cups ,,, there are more downs than ups …

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  8. Jodi says :


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  9. rivrvlogr says :

    This is an interesting reminder that everything is open to interpretation, from moment to moment, depending on perspective.

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  10. Grace says :

    Love the whimsical and imaginative take on the prompt.

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  11. Jane Dougherty says :

    I don’t know anything about Tarot, but I’m guessing that the ace of cups means uncertainty. Flowing like flowers on the sea or lending wings are the kind of uncertainties that are worth risking. As others have said, a lovely dream-like world.

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  12. Sharon Mann says :

    Much easier to translate ourselves through art, especially as we age.


  13. prettyzestymagic says :

    love the image of that moon!

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  14. Shuku Li says :

    In parallel we translate ourselves
    as everything changes

    I cannot tell you just how much I love those lines; the entire piece makes me want to read it again and again. It’s a wonderful list that makes you think.

    Here’s my list…a bit more mundane though:

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