Tag Archive | tarot

Out of the Clouds (Things in my Tarot Card)

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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.

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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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Zero

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I always draw the Fool card.  Zero.  Nothing and everything.  It becomes whatever is added to it, but if it is multiplied, it returns to itself.  Dividing it is impossible.

My life has been a patchwork, unpredictable. The best laid plans always come up with new ways to fall apart.  Sometimes this is a good thing, but I never know if that’s true until later.

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What lies ahead? Be
careful not to chase your fear–
leap before you look.

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An April Fool haibun for the dVerse prompt on Monday which I missed, and for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday poets-choice-of-words.  I’m also linking to dVerse Open Link Night.

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a fool’s errand

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kick
up your
heels, make it
snappy—twist and
shout, whistle while you
work—cut loose, horse around,
let the cat out of the bag–
let it all hang out—rise and shine,
get the show on the road, get it off
your chest—chime in, toot your horn—kiss and tell

A bit of fun, using synonyms for spring and sing, Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday prompt words this week.  When I was looking at the thesaurus for synonyms, all the stock phrases jumped out at me, reminding me of a post I did a few years ago.  I’ve recycled the art and the idea into an etheree.

Also linking to dVerse Open Link Night

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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#16 The Tower

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The Tower—
sudden chaos burns
illusion–
destruction
releases unbuilds the self—
the questions remain

Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week, above, immediately reminded me of the tarot card for The Tower.  At one point I had an idea to do all the Major Arcana in collage–I’ve done the Fool a number of times, and also the Wheel of Fortune, but I never got any further than that.  Still, the symbols and imagery are always a rich source of inspiration.  And this card seems particularly apt for the state of the world right now.

Sorry Charlie

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It doesn’t matter if you say
no
in fact:  why not?
go ahead

I’m taking it with a grain of salt

It’s a blessing in disguise

I may have missed the boat but
I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it

in fact:  the sky’s the limit

And if I’m not playing
with a full deck:  so what?
I’ve got an ace in the hole

I’ve got the whole nine yards

I’ve got all the time in the world

Yes, April 6 is “Sorry Charlie Day”.  As holidayinsights.com says:  “Have you ever been rejected? For anything? Sure you have! We all have. Sorry Charlie Day is for all of us who have been spurned, and yet somehow survived it.”

The fool appears again, with a little help from his alter ego the joker.

And a tip of the hat to the other Charlie at Doodlewash, sponsor of April’s month of celebratory days.

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