A Tarot Poem

by Dirk Gillabel

0.

0 my Son-Daughter, you were so splendid

in my Kingdom of Light.

Why did I leave, Father-Mother?

1.

Once, you emanated,

with your Brothers-Sisters,

into the Unknown World,

and you brought Light into Darkness.

2.

Night embraced you, and intertwined you all in a Web.

But in you

the Flame

drove you further.

3.

Be grateful to your Mother, for she gave you the possibilities when she connected you

with your Brothers-Sisters.

4.

You ordered,

you established the Four Pillars, the Props of the Universe,

and made the Four One.

5.

The Word was spoken,

Creation arose,

and with it the Primitive Cleavage. My Son-Daughter,

be ever aware

what you see

is only a reflection.

6.

Then you lived a dream, and enjoyed all fruits. If I hadn’t woke you up, you would still dream.

7.

Don’t be angry,

because I made you worry. I gave you knowledge, so you could go on.

8.

You learned the Laws,

Laws if the Universe,

the Law of Birth and Death inherent in your new body

in a new world of gross matter.

9.

So, behold your self,

now you know

you are my Son or Daughter. Study,

meditate,

and walk on the Path. Seek the Flaming Hart.

10.

Learn from the Path, the spiral of Life. Seek the center

behind it.

11.

Learn from the power in yourself; pierce the Dragon

and transform the Energy.

12.

Learn from all your possibilities, and your limits.

Climb up the Tree,

discover the Other World.

13.

Learn from Death,

the Great Dissolver of Forms.

He is a loyal Ally, in the quest for the Light.

14.

Learn after Death, from Life.

Drink from the Milk of the Virgin

who is your Mother.

15.

Learn hereafter from the warning of Medusa; don’t turn yourself into stone.

16.

Learn from the secret of the athanor. Release the hidden power.

17.

Learn from the drinking of the Water of Life, with your pure Soul.

18.

Learn from the uttermost bounds of the Universe.

You will end

at the beginning.

The circle closes.

19.

The Work of the Sun achieved, being again in the broad Sunlight, being self Light,

outside the Circle of the Universe.

20.

The Sound liberated.

Nothing is to be said anymore, but Silence.

21.

Arrived at Silence, nameless Power resides, dancing on the World.