runepoem | 19 may 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

meandering trails
appear to lead astray
additional alchemy
flame transforms
sacrifices made

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 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 | 28 mar 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

> between spaces empty <
after uncertain trades
cast the lots
& await returns:
maybe large
maybe small
certainly, ørlǫg

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.