The Poetry Oracle: Ask a Question and Find Your Fate by Amber Guetebier

By Amber Guetebier

Combining poetry with divination, this assortment resurrects the traditional Greek paintings of Rhapsodomancy, or divining one's fortune or future by utilizing poetry or verse. Harkening again to antiquity, while Polyhymnia—the muse of sacred poetry—and Calliope—the muse of epic poetry—were invoked for advice, each one web page of this anthology comprises 3 poetic excerpts, chosen for their oracular knowledge. Readers are requested to think about a query after which randomly choose an excerpt, with a purpose to provide revelations and proposal for extra contemplation. Excerpts are drawn from poets through the a long time, together with Sappho, Li Po, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, and J.R.R. Tolkien. even though designed as a prophetic instrument, it may even be used as an advent to a few of the world's maximum poets.

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An Anatomy of the World” Light came from the east, bright signal of God, the sea became still so that I might see the headlands, the windy walls of the sea. Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good. Beowulf, “The Feast at Herot” 0 29 - The Poetry Oracle ut Oh! What Human Fortitude can be Sufficient to Resist a Deity? Aphra Behn, “A Congratulatory Poem” Shall you have all or nothing take half or pass by untouched? Marge Piercy, “My Mother’s Body” Our passions help to lift us. I loved what I could love until I held Him, for then-all things-every world disappeared.

She recycled her man, Osiris And added a gold phallus Rethink what you want to do. ArtAmiss, “Isis” 0 41 - The Poetry Oracle f my desires, whereat I weep and sing, In joy and woe, as in a doubtful ease, For my sweet thoughts sometime do pleasure bring, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, “Alas! So All Things Now Do Hold Their Peace” I touch my palm. I touch it again and again. I leave no fingerprint. I find no white scar. It must have been something else, Something enormous, something too big to see.

It is a fearful thing To feel another’s guilt! Oscar Wilde, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” Even so you can see in full dawn The ground there lifts a foreign thing desertless in origin. R. Ammons, “Apologia Pro Vita Sua” 0 33 - Next, sip this weak wine From the green glass flask, with its stopper. Robert Browning, “The Englishman in Italy” The Poetry Oracle A coin, a dot, the end of a sentence, the end of the long improbable utterance of the holy and human. K. Williams, “The Modern” e are resident inside the machinery, a glimmering spread throughout the apparatus.

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