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My blog--I pull a card--if it doesn't speak to me...perhaps it is for you?
  I pull a card...if it doesn't speak to me...perhaps it was meant for you? *Heart*




How to Read the Tarot

Begin by brewing a cup of tea,
a nervine, lemon balm or chamomile,
this is after all, your future.
A reading at the dark of the moon is best,
before the night creatures crawl
and bad humours fill the air.
Pick a circular deck, with a fairy-tale motif,
and no reversals.
Hold a question in your heart,
shuffle the cards and place them on the table.
Choose only two.
Like the ancient Israelites,
these are your seer stones, Urim and Thumimm,
black and white, yes or no.
Isn't that all you were asking?



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May 1, 2013 at 12:43pm
May 1, 2013 at 12:43pm
April 30
Cave to Cosmos

When my father died
his flesh became so thin,
transparent
you almost saw his marrow
shining through.
I made an oath
not to speak that day,
a rare and harrowing thing for me,
so chatty.
I supposed the silence
might slice open
my knotted ropes
and twisted bindings.
I lost that bet.
We had to borrow
a suit of clothes
for the burial,
though he knew well enough
the grubs would come
marching.
He wagered that at the end
he would either see God,
or at the least,
the ones who worked for Him.
May 1, 2013 at 12:43pm
May 1, 2013 at 12:43pm
April 30
Cave to Cosmos

When my father died
his flesh became so thin,
transparent
you almost saw his marrow
shining through.
I made an oath
not to speak that day,
a rare and harrowing thing for me,
so chatty.
I supposed the silence
might slice open
my knotted ropes
and twisted bindings.
I lost that bet.
We had to borrow
a suit of clothes
for the burial,
though he knew well enough
the grubs would come
marching.
He wagered that at the end
he would either see God,
or at the least,
the ones who worked for Him.
April 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
April 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
April 29
For Beltane

INVOCATION

My pots are cauldrons
the oven a hearth.
To be a deep foodie demands
practice, patience, presence.
Salty, sweet, bitter, sour
and queen umami.
After the first taste
close your eyes
grow silent
let magick begin.

Water----Appetizer

Beet juice, vodka
shaken with ice
salt, pepper
fennel seed
a beetini's very nice.


Fire----Entree

Wild asparagus if you can find,
organic or even Wal-Mart's will do.
blast the oven to 425
spritz with oil and you're through.


Earth---Side

Peeled and grated gingerroot
salt, vinegar,sugar in a pot
stirred and cooked together
pink, pickled ginger is what you've got.

Air---Dessert

A couple of cups
of rose petal water
add yeast, bread flour, and salt.
Rose petal bread is getting hotter.

The earth, the air, the fire, the water
return, return, return, return.
April 28, 2013 at 10:50am
April 28, 2013 at 10:50am
April 28
Chant

Between the cave and cosmos
comes the calling of delight.
count down 3, 2, 1....
not everything that counts
can be counted
count up 101, 111, 113
not everything that can be counted
counts.

I used a quote from Einstein.
I envision this as a chant around a bonfire.
April 27, 2013 at 9:30am
April 27, 2013 at 9:30am
April 27
Counter Spell for a Mean Girl

There is a silence
at the center of everything.

TROUBLE CAT, PUBIC LICE, CIA

The idler wheel is wiser
than the driver of the screw
and whipping cords
will serve you more
than ropes will ever do.

RUB, PIT, BITE, LIAR

And finally, we are no one.

TIP, TAP, PAT, TILT

Author's note: The second stanza is the title of a CD by Fiona Apple. The words in capitals are anagrams of letters in my name.
April 26, 2013 at 7:18am
April 26, 2013 at 7:18am
April 26
Full Moon Pie

I ate a sliice
of pink full moon pie.
It tasted like
cheese, and salt, and seaweed,
with hints of cloves
and rosy non-pareils.
A chewy astral truffle
that curled around my tongue
and lingers there
sweetening
this morning's coffee.
April 25, 2013 at 8:10am
April 25, 2013 at 8:10am
April 25
Double Bubble

We have all been around
so many times
and been everything,
with everybody else.
And so my dear,
look both ways
and always double down.
March in double time
and keep your deuces wild.
It's always two for the road
and two for the show.
Don't be a two-timer,
two-faced, or two-sided.
Double your pleasure,
double your fun,
it's all just a double bubble.
April 24, 2013 at 7:22pm
April 24, 2013 at 7:22pm
April 24

NaPoWriMo--Day 24

Surgeons can replace our bones and joints
with metallic rainbow hued parts
and fit us with slightly used substitutes
for our eyes, kidneys, and hearts.
Our plastic brains can be rewired
by intricate feedback loops
but what is the substance of consciousness
that keeps us running through hoops?
April 23, 2013 at 8:00pm
April 23, 2013 at 8:00pm
April 23
Aphasia

My aphasic patient
manages to sputter about an astrological event tonight.
Stunned, I reply and sing,
"when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie",
everyone joins in, laughing and agreeing.
Driving home
hanging in the evening sky
a feathery gibbous moon.
I am mute.
April 22, 2013 at 7:08pm
April 22, 2013 at 7:08pm
April 22
Shower

Before the storm
the sky is polished
to gun-metal grey,
bouganvilleas glimmer
like neon lights,
burple, carmine, cyclamen,
the magnolias gleam
like silver white mercury.
The fat drops fall fast and hard
as I just go on
spinning
spinning
s
p
I
n
n
I
n
g.

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