Kerry and I found each other on IG-she was sharing poetry and beautiful sketches and I was doing a tarot challenge. As an artist and writer-tarot and oracle is an inexpensive way for me to express my sixth sense and collect beautiful images. The art work captivates me and I do not read the cards traditionally. I use my imagination and the imagery to express my thoughts. Kerry invited me to do a poetry prompt over in the Imaginary Garden. Thank you, Kerry-I am happy to visit the toads in the poetic pond~
Here is a favorite deck by children book illustrator, Nicoletta Ceccoli. She has written and illustrated many children's books. Her art has this daydream like quality. I found her artwork on a blog-I don't remember where, but her images were surreal and I saw stories and poetry when I viewed them online. I have used a few images here on my blog.
"...the ghosts of our future are unpredictable and out of control."
Rose dug for treasure at the seashore
and found a toy solider on a silver horse
under her pillow she tucked the tin toy
shape shifting dreams of a changeling boy
turning into a cardinal with a shrill whistle voice.
Her ribs knitted into a gown of red feathers
her heart a pin cushion like the 3 of Swords
She dreams of him and hears
an eerie wavering call from Elba Island.
Dynamic thoughts of
her beautiful nightmare
this Changeling boy with regal, grandiose dreams
she records the dreams on birch tree paper
with blotted ink and tears.
His chess board mind and her intuitive voice
visit a gypsy who foretells
" A pawn will become queen. "
Two life lines intersect
like sea heather braided by
the wind's inner knowing
as a girl her name was Rose now
Josephine who stills adores charms and signs
once upon a time she carried her love for a man-boy
like a salmon pink balloon.
Napoleon and with his tender Rose and their thorns were
bound by time's starry map
she craves sleep so, she can visit him
on the island of light
Tonight their past lives meet in a village
near a table of beads, saint pictures, and tiny mirrors.
They walk hand n' hand towards the sea
her heart flutters like a nervous bird
Out of the blue two lovers leap into another life-
and become salmons.
Two feathers float side by side
once they lived in tumultuous waters
now we see two feathers drift in ripples of light
one from a red feathered gown the other a black throated loon.
"It is said that once you seen a green flash you will never go wrong in matters of the heart. This originates largely from Jules Verne’s 1882 novel “Le Rayon Vert” (The Green Ray). When something in nature is so rare and beautiful as a green flash, or better yet a brilliant green ray, humankind often attributes meaning and legends." -Heather Sickels