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mama didn't know the forest was magic



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Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:01 pm
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Lauren2010 says...



XXVIII ten of cups

I will never have a daughter,
but I can teach her child to
weave a basket of dry corn
husk and to carve a ward of
cedar wood to keep the nightmares
off. We can brew lavender tea
while her mother sleeps and
I will show her to follow quietly
the tracks left by the King of the
Forest and glimpse his mighty
antler crown turned down to
drink from a stream. She will
carry butterflies in her palms and
the trees will sing her name.
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:22 pm
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XXIX two of swords

The King of the Forest is
sick. Legs grown long,
spindles of bone and ruddy
fur, he towers above the
trees (do not look upon
his midnight eyes, for he
will own your heart). His
twins multiple, each more
monstrous than the last,
shambling blindly through
halls of ancient oak. On a
lake of mirror glass, Death
stands on hind legs, sets
his glasses upon his desk and
howls. The Sentinel must make
the choice and neither answer
suits her.
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:47 pm
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XXX three of swords

Once she is gone, the woman
and her daughter will stay in
the cottage where they learned
to carry a day in a drop of honey
on their tongues and read destiny
from the arrangement of the stars.
It will feel darker and colder and
like a millennia before they are
able to step outside and dance, again,
by the light of the moon. (She has
never known such sadness, and with
luck or despair she never will again.)
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alliyah says...



Lauren, I am seriously jealous of your skills with line-breaks - like how you're able to get all the lines to fade and fall into the next. There's a lot of great lines and images in here too.

I love this string of thoughts,
"I will never have a daughter,
but I can teach her child to
weave a basket of dry corn
husk and to carve a ward of
cedar wood to keep the nightmares
off."


And I enjoyed all of XIX "three of cups" and XXVII "nine of coins" especially. Congratulations on completing NaPo! :)
but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  








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