Poem: Excerpt from “Wheel of Fortune”—Rachel Pollack

February 23, 2021 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Poem: Excerpt from “Wheel of Fortune”, from Fortune’s Lover, a Book of Tarot Poems
Rachel Pollack

We who read cards
are Fortune’s lovers,
intoxicated by other people’s lives,
their memories like dreams we live in pictures.,
their starts and detours and dead ends,
their round and round and round,
like a thick liqeur.
Their mistakes and triumphs spark in us
a shameless joy of images.
This is time illumined,
St. Catherine’s wheel of of lives,
sweet Fortune’s gift.

A dark blue circle at the center of the image is filled with a lighter blue color. A red spiral fills the circle, coming out at the top as a bird-like creature with a round purple eye, green beak, and two large feathers coming out of the back of the head. The large circle is surrounded by four small circles - light blue, yellow, purple, and orange.

Image credit: The Spiral of Fortune (Wheel of Fortune equivalent) from The Shining Tribe Tarot, by Rachel Pollack.

[Image description: A dark blue circle at the center of the image is filled with a lighter blue color. A red spiral fills the circle, coming out at the top as a bird-like creature with a round purple eye, green beak, and two large feathers coming out of the back of the head. The large circle is surrounded by four small circles – light blue, yellow, purple, and orange.]

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