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Combining poetry with divination, this assortment resurrects the traditional Greek artwork of Rhapsodomancy, or divining one's fortune or future by utilizing poetry or verse. Harkening again to antiquity, whilst Polyhymnia—the muse of sacred poetry—and Calliope—the muse of epic poetry—were invoked for information, every one web page of this anthology comprises 3 poetic excerpts, chosen for their oracular knowledge. Readers are requested to think about a question after which randomly opt for an excerpt, in an effort to provide revelations and concept 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. notwithstanding designed as a prophetic instrument, it may well even be used as an creation to a few of the world's maximum poets.
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Charles Olson, “I, Maximus of Gloucester, To You” And with a beck ye shall me call, And if of one that burneth always Ye have any pity at all, Answer him fair with yea or nay. Sir Thomas Wyatt The Elder, “Without Many Words” 0 31 - it is certain The Poetry Oracle They seem anxious to know What holds up heaven nowadays. James Merrill, “After Greece” eat a meal & ask again Like water in goblets of unbaked clay I drip out slowly, and dry. My soul whirls. Dizzy. Let me discover my home. God Damn you God damn me my misunderstanding of you.
S. Eliot, “The Wasteland” the answer is yes The age Requires this task: Create A different image: Re-animate The mask. Dudley Randal, “A Different Image” All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allen Poe, “A Dream Within a Dream” 0 56 - The Poetry Oracle Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Rumi I became You, Lord, and forgot You. Mahadeviyakka don’t wait There’s no way out. You were born to waste your life. You were born to this middleclass life Louis Simpson, “In the Suburbs” 0 57 - The Poetry Oracle What does not perish Lives in thee.
I leave no fingerprint. I find no white scar. It must have been something else, Something enormous, something too big to see. ” So I did sit and eat. George Herbert, “Love” 0 42 - The Poetry Oracle he would rather have clean sheets, than my poem, but as long as I don’t bother her, she’s glad to know I care. Fleda Brown, “I Write My Mother a Poem” The rage of courts, and noise of towns; Contented breaths his native air, In his own grounds. ” Helen Adam, “Margaretta’s Rime” 0 43 - The Poetry Oracle The leaves fall early this autumn, in wind.