An enjoyable, and creative way to pay homage to a tarot card and to gain fresh ideas about it is to use the card as a springboard for an acrostic poem. To do this, write a card’s name or its keyword vertically on the left side of your page then fill in the lines as spontaneously as possible, using the picture as added inspiration, if you like. This isn’t about creating literary masterpieces, but rather is about spontaneous expression, so just go with it. Here’s an example from the card I pulled for myself today, the 3 of Worlds from the Voyager Tarot. This morning, I chose to use the printed keyword, “nurturing”, as the basis for my acrostic poem.
now is a good time to sprout
under the auspices of the mother,
rejoice in what you already have
to see it grow and thrive,
until you’re grateful for what IS
reaping more will mean nothing,
implement a practical plan then
nest for a while to enjoy
getting taken care of.