Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fortune Telling

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxA DECK OF CARDS
I open the Enchanted Deck,
The Key To The Kingdom.
Touch the top card,
turn it over
to glimpse the nine of Red Hearts.
Love is here right now.
The back of the cards,
in black and white,
show a lady spider
eating her mate.
I shuffle fifty-two widows,
fan them out.
You choose three
to find your fate.
A man who is King of Spades,
loves music and power,
will shower you with offerings.
The young man called Jumping Jack,
The Red Heart,
has to be careful
not to burn himself out.
But being of fire himself,
he will always rekindle.
Queen of Hearts,
here you are at last,
your beauty ever rising.
Wisdom floats around you
like the white feathers of your soul.
from TWO GHOSTS/ poems


Kat Mortensen said...

Wish you were here to read mine! I'm doing a poetry reading tonight and I'm a bit nervous.

Idol post is up by the way.


Lyn said...

I'm sure you'll be fine. I love readings, nervous, sure, but your work is terrific. Good luck!!
Thanks for reminding me about Idol.

Natalie said...

Hmm.... well who is he? hmmm? The tall dark and handsome Mr. Spade?

Laura Doyle said...

Ooh, I like this. My describer function is broken right now...but I wanted to let you know. Just can't explain why. : D

Lyn said...

He's the man of your dreams, of course! The next card will tell....

Lyn said...

Hi Starlene-
Not sure what you mean about describer function...

Jeane Myers said...

as little as I know about these things, this seems to bode well!

A Cuban In London said...

Excellent. I wish i was able to hear YOU reading this poem. This is one of those works that demands to be read aloud. many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

You're right..this is very good, with just a touch warning!! Thanks!

Greetings to A Cuban.....
Well you can! I'll be at a memorial for a friend/poet on
Apr.11, at the Bowery Cafe..come on down!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

Another haunting quality to this poem. I don't like the widow spiders on the reverse! But they are weaving a web of intrigue!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
It's fun to be a bit chilly in poetry, as in a reading of cards! All I have to do is look at the back of the cards..scary!!!
Thank you...

Tess Kincaid said...

This poem is enchanting, Lyn. There's such an air of mystery about a vintage deck of cards, especially tarot cards. Love it.

Lyn said...

I've read cards forever, it's fun... and more!!!
Thank you...

findingmywingsinlife said...

interesting poem.

Lyn said...

Thank you for your comment...


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