‘The 100’ #93 – Tarot Reading



Lost in the cloud of unknowing.

Words fogged or missing.

Hidden meanings, unsolved riddles,

outcome uncertain.

The threat of swords summons fear

and a bird’s skull darkens

the clear stars of choice.

Numbers reveal blindness

to the heart’s armor.

Flowing is blocked from the inside,

the river is damned.

Love’s simplicity is tired and tangled

and ghosts veil the light.

But here is the Empress,

birthing The Lovers,

in rivers of beauty.

And here, the Fool,

stepping out into space,

falling in grace once again

with handfuls of hope

and a trembling trust

in the reds of desire

and the blues of a longing

for coming home.

Yielding affects the desired transmutation.

Quiet loving acceptance is the way.

Understanding follows peace.


mixed media painting and poem by clinock.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.


17 thoughts on “‘The 100’ #93 – Tarot Reading

    1. Dear Kathleen, thank you very, very much, just came back from reading your post, you know you have made my day in so many ways…I left a comment…warmest hugs to you


  1. Wonderful John. Like all Tarot readings inviting reflection and intuitive understanding yours leads us through mazes of twists and turns of clarifying and colourful visions all bathed in mystery. The painting brings it all together.


  2. Hi John, such amazing art again, it really is very good work like the others are and I hope you will have an exposition of them! And the poem is great too 🙂


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