I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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10 June 2017

Card for the Day

I chose my Tarot card for the day
from a recommended site online,
glad to see it was the beautiful Empress.
But the accompanying reading
was bullshit. (Oops, my French – pardon me!)

Why reinterpret the card that way
when the meaning is perfectly fine
as it is: Earth Mother / Mother Earth / Goddess.
Maybe charlatans think they’re needing
to be different to earn their money?

I ignore the rot they had to say –
rot that diminishes the Divine
which the Empress card is designed to express.
I know what it really says, seeding
a way that I can be, and shall be.

A way for me more fully, this day,
to embody Divine Feminine:
filled with Her unconditional Love, no less,
Her nurture and compassion, leading
to oneness with nature, strong and free.

I’m glad to walk in Her grace today,
receiving the gift as wholly mine 
by which I am blessed, and by which I can bless
others I meet, who may be needing
to be loved, nurtured, allowed to be.

(Not the card I pulled. This is the Empress from my Tarot Muchas deck, shared here according to Fair Use.)

Inspired by a prompt in Words Count by Mama Zen at 'imaginary garden with real toads' – but this fails to conform to the 60-word limit for that one, because I decided to use it for the rimas dissolutas challenge at Poetic Asides instead.

(Then I did write one in 60 words, on a different card. It's here.)

Btw, did I mention that I'm a professional Tarot reader? Far from helping, it probably limits my flexibility with such a prompt, LOL.


  1. I was dying to see what you would do would this! It is a silly bullshit site, of course.

  2. There was something to it... This poem went from arousal to calm

    1. Oh yes, the real meaning of the card is apt. But the interpretation they gave at the site was nothing like that meaning, and just a lot of trivia moreover – kinda like the daily astrology readings in newspapers.

  3. One has to be careful, I think, of many things one can find online. One really has to be a discerning consumer. I definitely would trust your reading of a tarot card over an unknown site!

  4. I love your knowledge of Tarot....and of the Divine......love the poem, and that you walk in such serene grace.

  5. "Her nurture and compassion, leading / to oneness with nature, strong and free." Such lovely lines!

  6. I love your humour Rosemary