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A Wringing of Hands / by pinkyandrexa aka Sara L. Russell

Posted by SaraLRussell on January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Be becoming in your smiles to me and I will deal you a ten of cups.
Chiron the wounded healer shall caress you
with hyssop and neroli oils.

But be thee scurrilous and duplicitous and I shall deal ye
a hanged man inverted, a six of swords;
a pestilence on your heartland; a wringing of hands.


And ye may try to weave a bind to hold me, or scold me
with fervent invocations of the Lord;
spray me with holy water...

And ye may invoke Raphael Lord of Angels;
and Christ the Lord of Love;
cry out as writhing serpents surround thee while thunder roars...


...and I
shall laugh.
HAH!


Categories: POET'S OPEN BLOG, SaraLRussell

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9 Comments

Reply SaraLRussell
2:21 PM on January 28, 2013 
Thanks Cutter! :)
Cutter says...
Very nice, a lot said in a small work with great color and attitude! I like it!
Reply Cutter
1:27 PM on January 28, 2013 
Very nice, a lot said in a small work with great color and attitude! I like it!
Reply SaraLRussell
12:41 PM on January 28, 2013 
MoonCookee says...
This is a great statement. I am learning to read tarot.....

Thanks Mooncookee :)
Reply SaraLRussell
12:39 PM on January 28, 2013 
Wordmachinist says...
Wow...what a bang up ending! Love this one...thanks so much for posting.

Thanks! :)
Reply Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour
1:49 AM on January 28, 2013 
Wow! Seems I can't escape the tarot these days! :P I've become quite the avid studier of tarot these days, for the past few months or so. I just love the ending here. I appreciate this poem on many levels.

On the tarot side of things, I think its cool that you used inverted/reversed cards here :)
Reply MoonCookee
1:29 PM on January 26, 2013 
This is a great statement. I am learning to read tarot as the moment. and Raphael often shows up in works of mine. Ms. Sarah you brought higher and painted it as brilliant as an ocean sunset and I learned here. Please keep posting.
Reply Wordmachinist
10:32 PM on January 25, 2013 
Wow...what a bang up ending! Love this one...thanks so much for posting.
Reply SaraLRussell
10:18 PM on January 25, 2013 
Thankyou Michael :)
Reply ~Michael
10:03 PM on January 25, 2013 
I love this, Sarah. Very good.