the ravenophant

The Hierophant

The hierophant with his ghostly bust of Poe

his many a volume of quaint, arcane lore

two pendulums to set that certain beat

seeking absolution in slipping rosary and rusted cross

{then cross thyself and feed the multitude}

in trappings religious, the canonical hierarchy

still a raven, still the night, still the nevermore

Rather than “read” the hierophant as a tarot card, I read the card’s image as presented by this artist.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt # 148, Tarot: The Hierophant

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10 thoughts on “the ravenophant

  1. summerstommy2 March 3, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I thought this was an excellent take on this image. I struggled to come up with anything at all so well done you my friend….enjoyed your poem….

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    • taleweavering March 3, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you — it was the ghostly bust of Poe that got me thinking. I struggled before that. Some of the tarot cards are easier to write of.
      Glad you found what I did with the ravenophant interesting.

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  2. Lori Carlson March 3, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Reblogged this on A Whispered Wind and commented:
    descriptive, vivid imagery, beautifully penned!
    Comments are disabled. Please leave a comment on Phylor’s blog. thank you!

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  3. Suzanne March 1, 2016 / 2:05 am

    It is an extraordinary image. You interpreted it well.

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    • taleweavering March 1, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you.
      The ghostly bust of what I thought was Poe caught my attention, after reading your and the longer description. And well, like things Poeian, just moved on from there.

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