I’ve been playing with creative ideas in Andy Matzner‘s wonderful book, The Tarot Activity Book, a treasure trove of self-discovery and self-expression. It’s a text that’s both deep and fun! One of my favourite things to do with my Card of the Day is to write an alpha-poem, a poem that is generated by writing the name of the card vertically then completing each line spontaneously. Writing these poems is not only enjoyable, it gets me to a nugget of learning that is a great piece of guidance. Here’s one I came up with for the Woman of Poetry from the William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination (a stunning deck by Ed Buryn).
who am i?
mature, fully myself
anything else would be an insult;
nothing but the best possible human
from mouth, from body is flung forth
of what’s life-giving and what’s not
tender precarious times like these.
yields a beauty-filled culture.