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Northern_Soul
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Poetry Contest

Write a poem based on a three card tarot spread

So yesterday, I posted a poem based on a three card tarot spread I felt I really needed to do. This spawned a couple of others having a go at this on the DU, so I thought I would make this a comp. I will include my poem under this post as an example.

Im a big fan of tarot imagery, and tarot in general to be fair. In fact, I wrote a poem for every single card in the major arcana at one point. They are fantastic little visual aids to find a metaphor in.

Guidelines

- poem should be split into 3 sections for each of the three cards. Each of the three sections should be no more than 50 words.

- You may use your own tarot cards to draw 3 from if you have some. If not, theres a handy online card generator here:

https://www.generatormix.com/random-tarot-card

- Write a three-part poem on the cards you pull. They dont necessarily have to be about what the cards specifically mean. Perhaps theres a metaphor in there for yourself that you just want to expand upon. See where the card takes you.

- No hate, please. If you dont agree with the use of tarot cards, simply walk away unscathed.

- New writes only, please

- Up to 2 entries per human

- Enjoy!

Northern_Soul
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Tarot 12:05:22

 

Past: The Tempest  

sometimes  
you exist
only as autumn  

Present: Eight of cups  

plastic grins  
never sold a person
a whole heart

Future: The Moon  

she exists  
for your secrets,  
her fated sky  


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Indie
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My latest poem is a four card spread, but I'm happy to write about poem for this comp. It's gonna be fun 😊

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Indie said:My latest poem is a four card spread, but I'm happy to write about poem for this comp. It's gonna be fun 😊

Look forward to it :)

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T a R o T

The first draw was numer five, the hierophant.
The Pope. Figure of huge authority.
His advice was not to be disregarded.
Normally I would take his recommendations
With a grain of salt.

However, the second card, Death, also The Grim Reaper
Is a clear indication of a major change coming up
Not necessarily death.
Time to be careful where I put my feet.

The last card, the Chariot (number 7).
A clue that a voyage (spiritual?)
Was on the horizon for me.
I wanted to be ready and thus
Keep away from the temptations of the Devil.
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Casted_Runes
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Fantod

a tarot reading

THE BLUE DOG

The dog is blue and blind.
He stands behind a wooden door.
All thats else is blank.

CENTRE CARD

A stony and
precarious
figure
much like yourself
perhaps

THE BURNING HEAD

A floating pair of eyes.
A flaming head in black frame.
Ocean waves below.
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Kou_Indigo
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This poem of mine is a bit too lengthy for the contest, but I figured I would still keep it posted here just for interested people to read since it does have a vibe that fits well with the Tarot theme of the contest. Good luck to all the great poets who entered the contest so far, though! The Tarot is an amazing theme, and there are sure to be some fantastic reads when all is done.

- Three Phases of Fate -

Phase the First: The Moon

It is the past, and it is also a distant future day,
All depending on which way the cards thus lay!
Within the embrace of these shadows, secure in their assured solace,
There, I let my spirit go forth to commune with what lay far beyond.
You shall not find what lies in those ethereal climes without seeking,
Paying dearly the cost to gain what power comes with understanding.
In terror quake the aspirants who come unto the distant pale palace,
Yet I feel no fear, for my hands have held in them the old ivory wand!
I hear the movements of the long dead, their breathless bones creaking,
As they hold for me no terrors, no trial before me can be so demanding.
Some arrive too late, some learn too soon,
The power that can be won beneath the moon!

Phase the Second: Judgment

The seasons change, and with them fortunes,
Until power itself is pointless, lost in a gloom!
Atop the heights of a tower loftier than that which rose in old Babel,
I and my paramour, looked down and beheld the nations of mankind.
Many came to plead their case and ask for the mercy of our lenience,
But we had none to grant, for it was not within our power so to grant.
Wait, oh children of man, for but a while longer and do not dwindle,
Remain fast, until the arrival of my kindred, in chariots that will shine!
Cry not to I but to them, and unto their ears plead for all your penance,
Merciless is the hour when the self-righteous wait, and breathless pant.
They heard not the hour of the trumpet,
Thus shall they be slow walking to judgment!

Phase the Third: Death

The cycle is complete, and with it the full design,
A tapestry woven by pale hands, long before time!
The dark maiden at my side stretches forth her hand to the horizon,
Where descend they who from the stars did come of old to teach all.
My ancient brethren, their time come at last, change all with chaos...
The guilty judge themselves, and so by their own doings they suffer.
Ones own deeds are the evidence, and one's own heart their prison,
There is no escape for the corrupt, since by their own works they fall.
Death sings her song, and the earth is altered, the old world is lost...
Whilst unto she and I, ascend those on whom wisdom we did confer.
They rise eternal, savoring sweet breath,
Living anew by the grace of my goddess Death!

Northern_Soul
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Thank you for your entries

@Kou - to be a valid entry, each of the sections should be no more than 50 words, my dear. If you would like to have a little trim on your entry x

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reading the cards

Quinlan: What's my fortune? You've been reading the cards, haven't you?
Tanya: I've been doing the accounts.
- Touch of Evil
 
I once knew of
an atheist
who said  
tarot
can only be
objects of art
and nothing else.
 
and told me if  
I want  
from them
the truth  
that I  
must really  
be stupid.
 
looking back,
I understand
that like all things
he was both right
and wrong.
 
the cards do not give out
what laundry needs doing,
 
what politician most deserves
your vote,
 
how to end all wars,
 
or even just find a lost key.
 
instead what's given is
a glance at a subjective truth
a snapshot of
the inner workings of yourself
as interconnecting with fate
and circumstance
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a story of tarot.



the lovers


if you forget

let me gently
remind you

how air met earth

through
brown
eyes.


five of pentacles

if you find
yourself

next to
nothing

sparks
will keep
burning

inside
your
palms.


three of pentacles

there is
only you

the rest
is bonus.


Northern_Soul
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@casted_runes - I cant accept the second one as a valid entry because it doesnt meet the criteria, but thanks for sharing your thoughts.

@_feral - wunderbar 😎 thank you

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Justice, Judgment, and Second Chances

 

i. Justice  

Karma pummelled
my greatest plans  

ii. Judgment  

left to reflect  
on the ruin;  
little drive,  
less demand  

iii. 9 of Pentacles  

knowing  
I will soon rise again  
build my home
on this earth;  
any stick, any stone,  
every gift in my hand.
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Kou_Indigo
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Northern_Soul said:Thank you for your entries

@Kou - to be a valid entry, each of the sections should be no more than 50 words, my dear. If you would like to have a little trim on your entry x


No problem! It was not possible to trim it down, unfortunately, so I just edited my post to have it as just something for interested people to read and not as a contest entry. I also wished everybody luck with the contest too! interesting choice of a theme, and one that is certain to get a lot of creativity flowing.

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