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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Letter T: Of Queens and Seekers

And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to take a chance, literally. Find a deck of cards (regular playing cards, tarot cards, uno cards, cards from your “Cards Against Humanity” deck – whatever), shuffle it, and take a card – any card! Now, begin free-writing based on the card you’ve chosen. Keep going without stopping for five minutes. Then take what you’ve written and make a poem from it.

T is for Tarot 

I use my tarot deck so little lately, that I figured it wouldn't might a little action. My deck was given to me by a very dear friend, Sandra. The Witches Tarot is a beautiful and rich deck, and it seems to have a sense of humour. As I was shuffling this card popped out...

The Queen of Cups needs another card to modify it. The base meaning is that there are emotions tied to the concept or person associated with this card, and these feeling have started a path/journey towards the modifying card. My modifying card is this...

The seeker means a search for the light, knowledge, seeking guidance from the ancestors. How fitting, Dear Readers. How fitting!

So, I wrote for about five minutes and came up with this...

In a world of seekers there are also queen. you see I know both the type. The royalty that rules the land and the quiet reserved hermit, studying with their own little realms. But can a hermit be a queen of their own study. The matriarch of the library. I guess it stands to reason that maybe a queen can also be a hermit, a seeker, a quiet wanderer of amongst the tome and tarots. Maybe either could learn a bit more of the truths behind each of the others world. A queenly who learns from the past will rule wisely and with a gentleness, while a hermit can makes the laws of sight and mind work to the benefit of their world, the world as a whole. I think that is the real power, knowing that you can be both while still being you.

Of Queens and Seekers

the bearer of cups,
a seeker in her own rite
and she has chosen her path.
A scholar within her own realm,
strength she has to rule with a firm grasp
if she chooses
that she must, yes
but will she?

the scholars be
royalty of their own
small microcosm
of study's and libraries
where they make the law
of books and scrolls of parchment
they too can choose
will choose.
Will they?

For one to exist,
there has to be another, yes?
yet no less important
are either side be.

To be a scholarly queen
is more powerful than just
a reigning monarch.
Or a queenly scholar
bringer of knowledge 
head raised high.

as one
 they can make the whole.
by hearts of the gentle
and hands of the strong.


  1. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015!
    Great post. I'm following you on your listed social media sites. Congratulations on making it past the first half.

    Whew, that's a real challenge! Five minutes of writing based on the 3 of clubs, and then a poem? I'll have to think about that.

    Good job with your post.

  2. Love it -- and the format works well!


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