Per Aspera Ad Astra

Per Aspera Ad Astra

The dark and bright journey of this poet
has been an Odyssean adventure,
wrestling with the upward call of spirit
and downward pull of her soul,
while pursuing alphabetical alchemy
in both monstrous and divine worlds.
Where, upon the high seas of the soul,
a necessary home-leaving took place,
years before she encountered
the sparkling, living waters below,
lifting her up from the mud of creation
to the luminous stars above.

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Poetry of the Tarot: Queen of Swords

Poetry of the Tarot: Queen of Swords

Look sharp most beloved seeker,
for the beautiful goddess Athena!
My queen who demands freedom
from looking only with the heart,
turning solely to intellect and fact.
Speaking to you most impeccably
of how compassion can blind you
to truth, set before your very eyes.

No beating around the bush here,
my queen is straight to the point,
penetrating and always accurate.
In eloquent possession of animus
she sits aloft the butterfly throne,
her thoughts pure consciousness.
She who holds clearness of mind.
She who relishes competiveness.

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