Carpe Diem’s next Tarot Haiku prompt is The Hermit (IX)…
Leaving his cave on the mountain, the old hermit walked for days and nights around the villages, highways and byways of the area. Curiously, even in daylight hours he still carried his lantern lit.
One day, on passing through their village once again, the villagers’ curiosity overtook their suspicion of strangers and they asked the hermit “Sir, why do you carry your lantern lit even in daylight?” The wizened hermit thought for a moment, and then with a sparkle in his eye replied “Because I’m searching for an honest man.”
lantern shines by day
as the wise hermit searches
for an honest man
the hermit finds his answer
with nature, as one
the humble hermit
takes note of the wisdom in
a traveller’s song
Every man needs his cave they say. I hope you’ve enjoyed the paintings and the writing on the wall of mine?
Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2013
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