T. S. Eliot’s Poets & Writers Spread
On This Day
Writing affects the mind the same way as meditation. Breathing slows down as the writer enters a zone where words flow freely. Stream of consciousness writing has proven to be an effective method of destressing oneself.
Poet T. S. Eliot makes reference to his poem The Wasteland in a letter to patron John Quinn on this day in 1922. Eliot makes reference to tarot cards in his landmark poem: a section of The Wasteland highlights Madame Sosostris, a fortuneteller known to be the wisest woman in Europe, who reads from a “wicked pack of cards.”
Summation of Spread
The King and Queen of Swords are the novelists of the deck. Their gifts of articulation and mental acuity provide them with the ability to communicate precise thoughts, use appropriate words, and express exactly what’s on their mind.
Are you working on a book, memoir, or piece of poetry? This spread has been created for the writer, poet, or artist about to embark on a new piece of work.
Cast Your Cards
Cast your cards as T. S. Eliot would place words on a page.
1. The project at hand.
2. What must I create?
3. What must be expressed?
4. Why is it so important for me to do this now?
5. What will this work help me to uncover?
6. How can I accomplish my task in the most eloquent way possible?
7. Focus card: what helps me retain my focus for the entire project?