A Knight, Reflective on Milestones

I had originally decided to use this deck with random poetry to practice calligraphy with an inexpensive Pilot Parallel pen, but I am still waiting for the pen to come. Enter Photoshop, the poet’s friend in time of need.

This is a random pick of a really lovely poem by Stanley Kunitz. Oh Stanley, we miss you.

KNIGHT OF WANDS – Komodo Dragon

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The Knight is about fire and energy and enthusiasm. Here he is gathering strength to proceed on his journey, having lost his tribe, he becomes reflective.

Komodo Dragons are a bit scary, being large, they look rather ponderous and slow but take off like lightning to kill things. The tail whipping back and forth, holding its bone, the tongue a scavenger angel.

Reflective today, holding that energy within.

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4 Comments on “A Knight, Reflective on Milestones”

  1. Beverly King Says:

    Oh how I love the words of Stanley Kunitz; what a gift he had.

    • JJ Says:

      Yes, and he lived so long so we have lots of his poetry. He often wrote about plants and gardens and nature which is why I bought his Collected Poems, but this poem is a good example of his “human condition” poetry which is also deep, touching.

  2. tarottiferet Says:

    That poem is beautiful and touched my own experiences. It works beautifully with the card. I love the dragon as the Knight of Wands. All of this together makes me see the card so differently, with empathy.

    Wonderful post, Judy.

    • JJ Says:

      Thanks Steve, I enjoyed it. Stanley Kunitz wrote many wonderful poems, he’s worth looking up.

      I just wish my darn calligraphy fountain pen would arrive so I could try to do the poems with that. I’m all set with a nice blend of purple and brown ink that makes an aubergine colour but no pen!


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