Monday, February 18, 2013

another go at tarot poetry

It's an interesting exercise, if nothing else. For some reason, the Thoth works better for me with this than anything else.

Magus and Fool

empty and full -
where will you go,
rising from nowhere?
nothing will stop you, nothing will dim
that light in which you spin.

rise then, in ellipses,
in spiral rings that swing
without end, with the flutter
of butterfly wings and the chirp
of a dove beside you.

in fractal darkness you glow,
reaching on stretched toes -
what for? what chews
at your leg and tickles your soul?
fire and ice and purple glow.

where can you go, pushed
by air, wind that blows
unknown and chilled by faith, with
hands full of power, burns,
sharpened blades and golden coins?

can you find it,
the half-dreamt space
beyond edges, lines so carefully drawn?
full of nothing, staring at empty nowhere -
and do you dare?


thesycamoretree said...

You never cease to amaze me with your tarot poems. That last part:
"the half-dreamt space
beyond edges, lines so carefully drawn?"
is like chocolate slowly melting in one's mouth. :)

Bonkers said...

thanks! :]

Carla said...

That's a pretty cool exercise. Maybe I should try it. Would you mind?

Bonkers said...

of course not! would love to read your go at it :]

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