24/7, Divination 8
I am participating in Folded Word's writing month event, called "24/7," during August. Participants spend the first 24 days of the month writing short works, then spend the final week in revisions. The second part of this entry gives more details.
I'm not required to give a central theme to the entries, but I chose the theme "Divinations" and am using a pair of dice to generate prompts (values shown below). My prompt for August 8 is to write a divination-themed short poem that uses water.
Taking My Future to Tea
from the bottom of the cup.
You won't tell me what it means.
"Read the patterns," you say.
And I can divine, from where you sit --
You don't know, either.
Lipton Tea sign courtesy of The Curran Co. Photographed in Denver, CO, in August 2008.
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My Random House College Dictionary, Revised Edition, defines "divination" as 1. the attempt to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means; 2. augury; prophecy; 3. perception by intuition; instinctive foresight. One meaning of "occult" is "hidden." That gives me a broad range of interpretation.
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