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The souvenir

September 28, 2011

There she sits
in her bower
reminiscing with a smile
over a necklace.

In her red cloak
armed with a knife
into the night goes
a daughter’s defiance.

A full moon rite
there was dancing
there was drums
there were them.

A fight! A fight
between jealous rivals
vying in anger and lust
over some dark-eyed beauty.

One wins to court
with a pretty bauble,
the other hauled away
like a sack of rotten grain.

The musician plays on
never dropping a note
lost in the world
of his own making.

As she made her return
to the place she never left
only to find and admire
an adventure souvenir.


Creative writing exercise using six randomly chosen tarot cards.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. woley permalink
    September 30, 2011 3:37 AM

    I love the Etruscan Tarot–one of my favourites. For such a simple looking deck it seems to have some depth of story.


    • September 30, 2011 8:15 AM

      I have a bit of a hard time with it…it is plainer than I would like but does seem to work well for a tool in creative writing.


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