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16 March 2009 @ 12:58 am
9 things about oracles  
Thanks to papersky , who wrote the first post, and elisem , who made the pendant that inspired said post and got me thinking in threads and webs.

Random comment:  there is sort of tarot major arcana allusion running through this, though section I  is more of a 0 than a I.   It wasn't really conscious, and I may be the only person who sees it...

Nine things about oracles

I.
She isn't your sister
your mother
your girl
The oracle is not yours

II.
Nor is she hers

III.
Time threads
hope threads
kin bonds
entangle

IV.
To see one, she cuts the others away.

V.
Well, why did you think she lives alone?

VI.
Yes. She lives alone.
Yes, she lives

VII.
You don't hear her
in shuffled cards
In rattled chips of slate or ash
or fingerbone
in smoke
Not even in that clear-eyed goodbye
before the accident
These are echoes

VIII.
Her fingers, questing, pluck at threads
wound tight

IX.
Her shadow falls
into words
that
scald


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beloved of monsters and women made freepopelizbet on March 16th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like. Can I link in my next Poems Roundup?
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 17th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Yay!
I'd be honored :) Thank you!


And... a poems roundup. Huh. What a nice idea.
beloved of monsters and women made freepopelizbet on March 17th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
I have taken to doing them. Hit the "papal recommendation" tag on my journal if you want to see earlier ones.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 17th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Shall do.
Yay!
beloved of monsters and women made freepopelizbet on March 17th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
woot woot!