runepoem | 13 may 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

After a six-week hiatus, I am using runes for my prompt today because the mushin prompt, “cooper”, does not have good kanji that I can easily find, nor does it resonate with me today. I may return to using the runes — at least intermittently — for my “uncontrived” writing each day.

what chance today --
a spark ignites
a torch to
light the Way?

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.

runepoem | 19 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

i wrap the night cloak
around me
under winter skies
dark wings bring
winds of change
 wake shadowed doors

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.

runepoem | 12 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

here
in the evernight
i breath raven
spirit-ridden
from headwaters
to sea

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.

runepoem | 10 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

chainlink trailing
followdown sinuous path
earthways
earthwise
underearthed mother
birthcanalling me -- pushthrough
darkseed
rebirthed

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.

Futhark update: laguz and ingwaz added

©2022 Michael Raven

I’ve revised my interpretations of laguz (ᛚ) and ingwaz (ᛜ) based on additional reference material, inner reflection, and meditation. Rune poems and other writing referencing these runes moving forward will use the revised interpretations.

Once all runes have be reworked, I will migrate the old interpretations to the archive to maintain link integrity and for historical references.

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runepoem | 19 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

at hel's outer chambers
we stand

is this the end
or is it
just a beginning?

whispers in the shadows
& the tolling solitary bell
suggest an answer

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.

runepoem | 15 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

digging dirt
in the everpresent
found treasures
already possessed
fire & ice
converge

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.

runepoem | 13 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

energy rising
namesake walking
the edge of myrkrlands
seething red hot
those ladies prepare to
push me over the precipice
to fall
or to fly

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.

runepoem | 03 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

fire drawn
calcinate feathers black
imbue, renew & purify
ashes rising
centered, unmade
restored

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.

runepoem | 01 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

drawing from the well
drinking in reflection
shapes in shadow
dancing into me

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.