Sunday, July 23, 2017

Poetry Inspired by Tarot - Death Meets Midnight

Tarot Cards are a wonderful inspiration for writing, their symbolism can kick start a story or a poem.  My inspiration for my poem Death Meets Midnight come from Patrick Valenza's wonderful deck Deviant Moon published by U.S. Games Systems Inc.

I hope you enjoy reading it.




Death Meets Midnight



Death Meets Midnight 

Come sup a glass of wine with me,
Said Death in Midnight’s ear.
It’s rich and dark and red as blood,
And there is naught to fear.

Wary Midnight shook her head,
Your journey’s been a waste.
Tempting as that wine may be,
I don’t think I will taste.

Oh come now, just one little sip,
And two friends we will be.
A partnership so excellent,
I think you would agree.

I can’t go, I want to stay, 
Find yourself another.
The night is young, not over yet,
Drink with Dawn, my brother.

Sweet Midnight, said impatient Death,
I can’t leave you behind.
Your time is here my pretty dear,
It would be so unkind.

Midnight whispered I'm afraid,
For this is all I’ve known.
If I go, how do I know,
That I won’t be alone.

Take my hand, smiled Death,
We’ll be together, friend.
This for  you is just the start,
And certainly not the end.

©2014 Helen A. Howell

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