Seventy Eight Degrees of Haiku

All card images are from David’s Tarot.  It was created by David Chastain, and can be found on his website at  http:/1000things.com/tarot/ . The haiku is inspired by these particular cards.

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1. Page of Cups
He’s watched as he scries
See new refreshing waters
inspiration. Drink
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2. Nine of Cups
Bubbling satiation
Warm fuzzy overkill looms
Enough is enough
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3. Five of Swords
It’s too hard, I can’t.
Afraid, defeated, weary.
Stand up, chin up, smile
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4. Judgement
Beam me up scotty.
Abduction or your own choice?
Is there blame? Decide.
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5. Eight of Swords
I spy, do you spy?
Escape route – left of your eye,
not captured just blind
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6. The World
Wormhole, a portal
Everything you need, you have
New birth waits. Step through…
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7. Queen of Cups
Will-o’-the-wisp rise
above the bubbling waters
Bringing sweet solace
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8. Knight of Cups
Aloof or focussed?
Examine the deep wellsprings
feel it and grow wise

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9. The Fool
Flitting, fleeting dream?
Or dance into the unknown,
sweet new leap of faith
10. The Magician
Order from chaos
sacred geometry forms
at one channelled stroke
11. Eight of Cups
Slip out of the door
quietly, go now, but leave
old treasures behind

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12. King of Swords
Sharp words with wisdom
Truth always comes before tact
Divorce comes to town
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13. Death
A lid on it now.
Old days brought lessons learned.
Acknowledge, move on
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14. Seven of Cups
Choice maelstrom black hole,
Stop, look up and focus on one.
Catch it. Save yourself
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15. Knight of Pentacles
Feet planted firmly
not sure of actions to take
to root and grow strong
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16. The Chariot
Fighting for control,
mastery at velocity
restores the balance
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17. Five of Pentacles
Heavy polluted
skies oppress the weary one.
Downtrodden and glum
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18. The Star
Hope springs eternal’
time lapse cosmos reminds us
its a reflection
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19. Page of Swords
Scattered splatter blot,
dangerous sword wielding noob
Youth, use your head, think!
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20. Knight of Swords
Thoughtless fast forward
slays the beast without forethought
The wise decision?
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21. Queen of Pentacles
Fully formed earthen
Caring embrace, warmth, food, sleep
reliable mama

 

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22. Three of Pentacles
One and one makes three.
Growth, birth, increase improve
three is a result
23. Eight of Wands
The speed of light flashing
zig zag streaks in the ether.
Communication
24. Ace of Cups
Affairs of the heart,
creation in the making
Conception, flourish

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25. King of Cups
Robed, sits cross legged.
The wise fool smiles knowingly
sage observations
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26. Four of Pentacles
Lock dots in a box.
Why hide your seeds away though?
Are they for next year?
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27. Seven of Wands
Push through the brambles
the straight path reveals clearly
opposition quosh
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28. Three of Swords
Cut dermis bleeds out
but hurt feelings bleed inwards.
Thicker skin solves both
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29. Knight of Wands
Crazy arcs of fire!
Bring focus and control now.
Learn, move forward, make.
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30. Four of Swords
Relax, allow rest
become a channel for truth.
Lie upon air now
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31. Queen of Wands
Nine brings fiery freedom.
Holder of passions contained,
no competition
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32. The Moon
Follow the moon path.
Mirage or realisations?
Do you want to know?
33. Page of Wands
Your path! It’s all new.
Exciting, scary and wild
live out your passion
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34. Eight of Pentacles
Applied diligence
hones skills to soar up, skyward
Escaping the box
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35. Ten of pentacles
Full bloom, heavy and ripe.
Fruition, but soon decay
Prudence replants seed
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36. Strength
Stroll lightly on fear
Into the yawning chasm
with a nod and wink
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37. The Lovers
Draw close sweet lover.
Do we see the dawn together?
Choices make or break
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38. Ace of Swords
A new dance! cleave air!
blade swings singing high and clear
with speed and purpose
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39. Six of Cups
Hansel and Gretel.
A trail marks our passage home
vessels of life lived
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40. Three of Wands
Pregnant. Tend, nurture.
Reward born of passionate
belief and patience
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41. The Empress
Energy building
Dancing up a crackling storm
The mother power
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42. Seven of Swords
Cut through distraction
Chop out red herring falsehoods
Crystal clear knowledge
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43. Four of Wands
A home for red rose
In bloom, fair friends, happy times
A reason for joy
44. Four of Cups
Will you ignore it?
The elephant in the room
take heed, see its shine
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45. Two of Swords
Choices that agitate.
Not cosmos, look within now,
let clarity unfold
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46. Nine of Pentacles
Nine orbs glow brightly
Three times three, light against dark
Now know your magic
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47. Six of Pentacles
Free gift of honey.
One small cell to share sweetness,
sweet philanthropy
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48. Ace of Wands
Keen bold sweep of road
mapped into the psyche now
traverse at a pace
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49. The Hermit
Inner light illuminate
within, without. No dark corners
lone inspiration
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50. Ten of Swords
Whirling cutting steel
Blades slice, hurt, defeat then,
without warning, leave
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51. Nine of Wands
Work culmination
barcode, three stacks of three strokes
neat, ordered, complete
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52. The Hierophant
Palm to palm passcode
Palm to the lock door swings wide
Defeat boss, level up
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53. The Priestess
Darkness to lightness
Where are you searching? Out there?
But why? Look inside
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54. Fortune
Coil inwards, spin out
Like breath, perpetual cycle
Surrender or ride?
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55. The Tower
Burn away tight flesh
pink healthy growth emerges
free from all restraints
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56. The Traitor
Suspended, waiting…….
amniotic wisdom dawns
’til rude expulsion
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57. Six of Swords
Follow the pale lights
They will guide you home tonight
Peace, calm, far shore waits
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58. King of Wands
Use the force wisely
It is strong within him now
Is he your father?
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59. Justice
Justice or mercy?
The tightrope we tread with care
be fair, light as air
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60. The Devil
Nightmare beast entraps.
Wake! He has no power over you,
only attachment
61.  Six of Wands
Crown of gold, or thorns?
Victory or burden?
Whichever – share it
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62. Ten of Cups
Full circle. comfort zone,
roll over snowy cold peaks
new horizons call
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63. Two of Wands
Stop, halt, no entry
Oh? What’s stopping your progress?
Be bold, choose belly fire
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64. Nine of Swords
The tips agitate
irritate and unsettle
but waters recede
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65. Ace of Pentacles
A seed. Potential.
Careful nurture, life cycle
giving back bounty
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66. Page of Pentacles
Lunar gardener.
Choose phase and place to sow seeds
learning slow patience
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67. King of Pentacles
Cornucopia.
Steady, reliable guidance,
sturdy confidence
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68. Queen of Swords
Hard throne, boney bum aches.
On edge, sharp, alert but dog tired?
barbed, wise counsel here
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69. The Emperor
The lord of the dance
dance of the visionary
The crown? Optional
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70. Ten of Wands
Heavy load don’t shed it!
Share it before it topples –
delegation wins
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71. Five of Cups
Bereaved, broken sad
refilled from womb waters
notice, drink deeply
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72. Temperance
yin, yang magick bang
precise measured elements
creation divine
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73. Two of Pentacles
Cell divides one is two
now ready to manifest
break free, two be three
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74. Two of Cups
Cup overflowing?
Pour some into another
sharing sustenance
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75. Seven of Pentacles
A ring of rosebuds
wait for petals unfurling
patiently tending
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76. The Sun
Still, heavy evening
gratitude for the bright day
as silhouettes show
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77. Three of Cups
Sing in harmony
voices soar, bodies sway
sisterly, joyous.
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78. Five of Wands
A morris dancing mayhem –
behave yourselves now!
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One thousand three hundred and twenty six syllables of David’s Tarot
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The idea for the haiku for each card came from Alison Cross’s ‘Tarot Kaizen’. I’ve really enjoyed this process as it has forced me to distil the essence of each card to its’ fullest strength.
Do you have a method of really getting to grips with a deck? Tell me about your best and favourite methods in the comments, I’d love to hear about them!
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2 thoughts on “Seventy Eight Degrees of Haiku

  1. I could see this making for a very engaging and enlightening daily draw for those of us who don’t go for the usual daily single card draw. I’m going to give it a try as well – thank you so much for the inspiration!

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