Alexander Averin

Monday 7 April 2014

The Palm Reader

For Magpie Tales.

The Palm Reader

I crept in showing sunken palms, chasms of
no confidence, a failing in my hands
for all to see, a map of lines I had  
worn lifelong and an eager, far
too trusting, sympathetic, ailing heart.
She swept in on an air of frankincense
and cedar, her aura rainbowed, sparkling
silver and gypsy gold with a tourmaline
ring hung on red- ribboned silk, for she dowsed,
read leaves,clouds, water and a crystal ball.
She saw weird shapes in dripping, melting wax,
all yielded secrets to her as she scryed.
She said I had a Water hand, (intuitive,
compassionate but gullible and too
unworldly for this tainted planet Earth).
A heart line deeply curvy (I did like
the sound of that) but I was without any
minor lines (well none to speak of). No crosses
or triangles, no sign of little squares.
But then she found the writer’s fork (quite rare)
which showed a poet's soul (kind, true, sensitive).
When I reached home elated, I created
a bouquet for her of words, as we poets love to do
for when we’d bidden our farewells I’d seen
deep into her psychic eyes and had no
doubt that I  had left with her the knowledge
of my very secret ‘poet’s life’ of dreams.

Cait O’Connor


Gillena Cox said...

such a beautiful poem your bouquet of words is truly alluring

much love...

Mac n' Janet said...

Another beautiful picture you've drawn.

Jinksy said...

I loved the self portrait you managed to paint through these words, as well as the sketch of the fortuneteller herself, that you created. Complex and clever. Satisfying.

Ginny Brannan said...

How insightful is this?!! I love the thought of not only being "read" but of being seen for the writer you are. Wonderfully captured!

Belva Rae Staples said...

This is exquisite.

Silent Otto said...

Sounds like shes got the whole world in her hand ....

Susan Anderson said...

My favorite one today. No wonder she found the writer's fork…


Gail said...

Beautifully written.

My mom could read palms for real but it scared her.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful unique take...the pinch of gypsy in me resonates...always a pleasure Cait...

Helena said...

For not having known your blog until recently, it is one I look forward to a lot - especially on MT! This post is exquisite!

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Evocative and full of images