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MONDAY’S POEM: Transparency

I have several ways I reach inside myself to gain insight (inner sight) into energies around me, intuitive knowing within me. One way is to use cards of various kinds: everything from a number of Tarot decks, to spirit and goddess cards by several authors and artists. I recently picked up a new set of cards that has been in our collection for some time but had remained untouched – The Mayan Oracle deck by Ariel Spilsbury and Michael Bryner. There is deep wisdom in these cards and the writing describing them. I am enjoying the study and the guidance they are bringing to me. I particularly like the subtitle: Return Path to the Stars!

Yesterday I drew a “lens” card, Transparency. I am challenged by it to become more open, clear-minded – like a canvas on which to paint a new self! Today’s poem came from considering this challenge!


An open book, a sheet of white paper
Waiting for words, reaching for wisdom.

A gateless gate, the clear sky beyond
Flowing to then, leading to lessons.

A faceless face, the makeup in jars
Tempting the soul, offering a mask.

Five empty lines, a staff with no strokes
Begging for notes, listening for music.

It all begins somewhere, nowhere, now
In the emptiness and purity of light.

This is transparency!

©2014 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.


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