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1 April 2017
Beginning the Journey
When setting out, how apt
to choose my Voyager deck
for guidance into this unknown.
The cards are rich with colour;
it will not be a drab journey
but exciting – possibly frightening.
Ace of Wands is a new beginning
in creativity and spiritual growth.
The card is called Illumination –
but see, it's very hands-on,
so to me it says healer, or artist.
Perhaps we can be both?
The Fool or Child goes forth
in blithe innocence, wide-eyed,
listening to whispers from heaven
or the inner heart – and may fall.
Fear not, there are many hands
to catch you if you stumble.
Here we go, fellow-travellers!
We have adventured together
often before. This time will be
a longer voyage, perhaps harder,
but we know we can trust the crew.
The name of the destination is Rebirth.
(Both these Tarot cards can mean birth, or rebirth.) Written for A Fine Day for Sailing Away, the first of this April's poetry month prompts at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.