The Carpe Diem Haiku prompt returns to the Tarot pack today with the next card, Strength (VIII).
Three takes on strength today.
I’m not sure if Freud used a lion as symbolism in his work, but in modern times the Strength card has apparently been interpreted as representing the higher mind’s control over the Id, and so I’ve invoked that licence poets apparently have.
Following this, Mary Magdalene makes her second appearance in my tarot haiku. Man makes the mother a virgin and the wife a prostitute, reminding us that there’s real strength in man’s lies if we allow there to be.
I close with a three word, 11 syllable, thought on one of humanity’s strengths…
carries mother with
the mother and wife
the virgin and prostitute
the strength of man’s lies
Thank you for coming together with me to reflect on strength today. No doubt Freud would have something to say about the abundance of Mothers in my Haikus over the last few days and my ego’s desire to read your comments below 🙂
Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2013
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