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.

runepoem | 14 mar 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

clutterhead clearing
gutdrag pull tug stretch
hidden undergrowth rewards
behind whiptailed flesh flaws flayed
immature playgrounds bulwarks
left and no sides choose

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 | 07 mar 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

razor edge dancing
'tween this and that
and the other aside
which needs are met?
toss the die

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 | 17 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

spiritsang
& briar
untainted lots
tumble from
cup to earth
mugwort drifting
through

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 | 08 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

riding the
breath of the
world
riding the
thermals
to wherever
the winds take
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.

runepoem | 02 feb 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

imbolc dice
still tumble in the cup

warmth in the distance --
how long before the
joy of spring?

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 | 31 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

sun melts ice
freeing the frozen wheel
ørlǫg pours from
an overflowing cup

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 | 06 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

dancing with dice
riding a horse on the wind
through the nine &
for the nine &
over nine waves
singing on spiritbreath
spelling a new begin

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: pertho added

©2022 Michael Raven

I’ve revised my interpretations of pertho (ᛈ) based on additional reference material, inner reflection, and meditation. Rune poems and other writing referencing this rune 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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