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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Inspired by the Tarot: Haiku, Part 1

Once upon a time, when the earth was young, my best friend I used to write haikus “together,” meaning that one of us would write the first and third lines (5 syllables each) and the other would write the middle line (7 syllables).

Having noticed some of Helen’s wonderful haiku poems on her blog _Writing My Words_, I approached her about doing something similar based on the Major Arcana of the Tarot.

Here are the first five cards. We took turns choosing the deck and writing the alternate lines. I hope you enjoy these Tarot-inspired haikus.

THE FOOL

Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza
 (U. S. Games Systems, Inc.)
Seize the moment now 
Dancing, splashing, leaping – now!
The adventure starts.


THE MAGICIAN

Chrysalis Tarot : Paintings by Holly Sierra, 
Written by Toney Brooks (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.)
Ravens -- magic, dark
jewels within your mind
Above and Below.


THE HIGH PRIESTESS

The Gendron Tarot by Melanie Gendron 
(U.S. Games Systems, Inc.)
Mysteries, secrets
you have the key to unlock
the door to a dream.


THE EMPRESS

The DruidCraft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr Gomm, 
Illustrations by Will Worthington (Eddison Sadd Editions)
Potential fulfilled
Giving birth to the Future
The way forward clear.


THE EMPEROR

Napo Tarot Deck. Created by Betty Lopez, 
Designed by Napo (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.)
Past forms the future
In order as he commands.
Be strong in your choice.




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