Our next card in the Carpe Diem Tarot Haiku series is The Lovers (VI).
Today I managed one haiku on the tarot theme before the tangent took over.
I seems I’ve tried a different approach today. It’s possible that what I’ve presented is three Haibun but not being a ‘Classical’ Haiku Poet I can’t be sure, so you may be the judge.
Looking at this card for The Lovers, I was reminded how many of God’s prophets climbed to the top of a mountain to hear god’s word delivered in person, or by one of ‘his’ angel messengers. Could this be the reason for the card presenting the angel hovering over a mountain behind a naked man and women?
Or perhaps, the artist was not trying to impart ancient wisdom, but just shared my schoolboy sense of humour…
angel’s calling card
revealing god’s temptations
watching lover’s mount
Googling Aam and Eve as part of the research for this post, I was taken by how many images didn’t show the ‘traditional’ serpent tempting Eve to partake in a little scrumping, but rather depicted Cherubs and Angels whispering from the branches.
The image above seems to show God’s Angels pouncing from behind the trees after Eve takes that famous nibble. For millennia holy men have told us this was humankind’s (or to be precise, woman’s) original sin, but one wonders what our modern day judges would call it…
what believers call our crime
some call entrapment
At school, learning how scientific evidence suggested that first humans were came out of Africa, I never understood why theological explorers travelled far and wide from their european mansions looking for Eden, when all their evidence suggested that they should have been looking in their middle class suburbs.
picture bible’s first lovers
never black, and white
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve gifted me a generous share of your time today, for which I thank you. Before you go, perhaps I can leave you with this earwom from Michael Jackson – “If you’re thinking of being my baby it don’t matter if you’re black or white” Da Da Da Da DADA. Da Da Da Da DaaaDaaa.
Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2013
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