Haiku Carpe Diem #198, The Hanged Man (XII)

Returning to the Tarot series, today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is The Hanged Man (XII)

My first takes a look at the Hanged Man’s tarot meaning, my second reminds us that religious stories are ‘handed’ from religion to religion and my last, that the tarot hanged man was often not the only one played in god’s name…


from his tree
the hanged man finds new

Odin and the earth tree

Image Credits

The hanged man Odin
for nine days you suffered –
to give us language


for Teutonic Knights
the hanged man often became
their god’s calling card

Finally, why would Dr Who never play the hanged man?

Because I hear he comes from gallow free!

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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11 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #198, The Hanged Man (XII)

  1. superb post today, jrb…each offering is well-written and emotive – a perfect combination


  2. kz says:

    new perspective — loved this 🙂


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I would not want this man’s perspective!

    The Hanged Man


  4. JazzBumpa says:

    The first is perfect



  5. New perspectives … nicely found JRB.


  6. I prefer to stand on head to get a new perspective, but it’s true.


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