TAROT AS POETRY: MAURA’S PANTOUM

Thinking on tarot as an imaginative game of wits and poetry I found this just in time. It’s fun, diverse and inspiring. Get you cards out and create, my friends, a wonderful colorful world awaits.

TAROFLEXIONS

Some cartomantic folks like to use cards for poetic purposes. Such as finding inspiration for writing, or finding inspiration for how to live more poetically. We have played before in the context of Taroflexions where we have created exquisite corpses, or followed a visual idea through another set of images. Here is a recent take on a poem that started as an exchange between Fortune Buchholz and Enrique Enriquez and ended as a collaboration between the 2 plus myself, Bent Sørensen, and Robert Place.

Fortune wrote a poem entitled Maura’s Pantoum, based on tarot images.

MAURA’S PANTOUM

“Most people are not something one thinks about.” ⁓ Vreeland

Elegance requires refusal ⁓ but oh beauty:

You cannot be denied your tattered trifles of desire

From a stern appeal to caustic prudence or vampiric duty.

How each event rekindles experience’s unstable fire. . .

. . .

You cannot be denied your…

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