then desires a gentle tale
feels the bitter sting
feels the bitter sting
if one cannot stay ahead
sets aside domination
searches the heavens for signs
scorpio phoenix rises
dust still turns to dust
© 2013 jody love
During the first part of the month of April, Carpe Diem’s haiku prompts focus on The Zodiac. The April 1st prompt was simply on The Zodiac, in general. April 10th’s prompt moves us closer towards the end of the zodiac to – Scorpio, fully equipped with love’s sting.
It’s also time this week again for the Trifecta challenge.
: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2 : a power or process of transforming something common into something special
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The passionate sign of Scorpio is often paired not only with the scorpion, but also the eagle or the phoenix, due to interpretations of mutating star patterns throughout the ages. Some astrologers will say the phoenix is the ultimate goal of a Scorpio, being a sign of renewal and transformation. I used this symbol for my play on Trifecta’s alchemy term this week – also ending in a play of how our transformation on this earth may be no more successful than have been the alchemists’ attempts to turn common objects into precious metals throughout time. Only the heavens possess the recipe for that, it seems.
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