runepoem | 31 mar 2022

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entranced & enchanted
by joyous promise
ground out such things
put your ear down & 
listen to the earth

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

31mar22 || the hanged man/

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& surrender
to blossomfall
s w a y
in brisk breeze
& remain

sacrifices made

The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross, while the figure—from the position of the legs—forms a fylfot cross. There is a nimbus about the head of the seeming martyr. It should be noted (1) that the tree of sacrifice is living wood, with leaves thereon; (2) that the face expresses deep entrancement, not suffering; (3) that the figure, as a whole, suggests life in suspension, but life and not death. […] I will say very simply on my own part that it expresses the relation, in one of its aspects, between the Divine and the Universe.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, A. E. Waite

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©2022 Michael Raven

there are days where
i don't think
i know who i am
drifting drifting
dandelion fluff
spring breeze aloft
aimless without labels
no tag affixed
to my neck
shirts too tight
strangle me
writhing in solitude
i crawl back to
the shadow

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galdr is now available for purchase

©2022 Michael Raven

Hey everyone, we’re finally here. Well, I am anyway.

My first print book (not including a handmade one with a limited run of 20 back in high school) is now available for purchase and available from multiple outlets. I’ll list off a few below, but check your local online retailer to make sure you are getting the best deal on shipping.

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