Book as Oracle

If you’ve read other my other Pinacasa posts, you’ll have guessed that I like writing prompts and things to get me writing spontaneously. In fact, I started this blog as a way to get me writing poems consistently. Since April, you could say I’m consistent, all 162 poems later.

My latest prompt from International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) is book as oracle, using scraps from a book or books as an oracular message.

 

 

Oracle

“So little’s changed. My selves go blithely on”
from The Calligraphy Shop, Ben Downing

“forms dew, dampens the sleeper’s hair and skin.”
from Jetty & Other Poems, Talvikki Ansel

Much these days are from my dreams
or the static in my head where voices echo.
Awake, I move in a mist of want, thwarted desire.
Steel and concrete melt into the cover of earth.  
Asleep, so little’s changed. My selves go blithely
on as if the sun rises and night falls. 
What is the answer to this melding?
A deciphering is needed but in the meanwhile
forms dew, dampens the sleeper’s hair and skin.

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