Sunday, July 26, 2009

Queen of Cups (a found poem)

The Queen of Cups asks:

Do you believe in magic?

Do you know that you are magic?

Join the story

Go to the mountain

Return changed - with no apology

Anima, Wylde Woman, Sofia

Calls you back to yourself,

And invites you to dance

Howl your name

Sing your heart's song

Honor your instincts

You are sacred

These words come from Tammy Vitale's website. I've put them in the form of a found poem to go with her art piece which is pictured above.

Art piece: Queen of Cups by Tammy Vitale. To see more pieces like this go to her website: Sacred.

Related articles: Update 7/26

It is often odd (and delightful) to see how often Hecate and I are thinking along the same lines. Check out her recent post titled She Still Is A Woman.


The WaPo has up some interesting thoughts about religion's role in oppressing women, inspired by President Carter's recent decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention because of its views on women. Specifically, writers were asked to respond to this question: Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: "The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority, is unacceptable." What's your reaction to these statements? Are 'male interpretations of religious texts' to blame for the 'deprivation of women's equal rights?' Interestingly, the article is titled: "Elders or Patriarchs: Who Speaks for Women?" Of course, the correct answer is: "Women."


Tammy Vitale said...

googled myself (rainy day - meetings cancelled - space!) and found this. Like what you did (the found poem). Didn't even recognize it as my own!

tammy vitale said...

"Sacred" isn't up anymore as a website - you can find my work at come visit - and love that I just refound this! (the web is eternal!)