Black Poetry : A Deck of Cards

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Deck of Cards

    There's Chess and Checkers, Parcheesi and Bingo, Monopoly and games galore.
    But imbedded, ingrained in a deck of cards is immersed the Wisdom of yore.
    The Heart is the Animal Kingdom, the Club the Kingdom of Plants.
    The Diamond reigns over the Minerals and the Spade of Metal stance.

    They are elements of Fire and Air and those of Water and Earth
    from the Valley of Kings on the banks of the Nile at the time of Egypt's birth.
    The King and Queen and Jack together are the Trinity we hold so dear.
    Twelve like these in a deck of cards are the months contained in a year.

    In Winter and Fall dress warm. In Summer and Spring dress loose.
    But it's not coincidence that these 4 Seasons are also the deck's 4 suits.
    With the Jack as eleven, the Queen as twelve, the King as thirteen once more
    when added to the cards from one to ten equals three hundred and sixty-four.
    And the Jokers are 1 making 365 and this we'll handle with care.
    In a mere deck of cards, it's the number of days on Earth we find in a year.

    But honored and counted in a single deck are 13 cards in each suit
    for the times around the planet that the Moon makes its yearly pursuit.
    A deck's 52 cards, a year's 52 weeks share a number that each one agrees
    is equal to the incline of the Great Pyramid which slopes at 52 degrees.
    And the Pyramid's height times a billion will stack up like cards each one
    for 93 million miles thru Space or the distance of Earth to the Sun.

    HH
     
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    You took that deck of cards and not only revealed your hand, but a masterful piece flowing with a legacy all it's own. The you linked nature, the elements, and time and space...a fantastic write poet.
     
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    whoa !
    never looked at a full deck like this but the break down is clear and true
    keep doing it poet what you do.....
     
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    Nicely Turned Trick

    Bravo! Harry,

    You've been dealt a WINNING HAND.

    Most appreciated :em0100:
     
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    all this in a deck of cards...

    my bidwiz games will never be the same.

    KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM, POET.

    preach.
     
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    everything is an extension of everything else

    so well put like how you broke this down

    into layman terms

    i can't add to this

    i can only take away from it

    take away that i learned something today
     
  7. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Waz – I am so very happy this made an impact and I hope it helps when most needed. Man, you should have seen the rewrites but I’m glad it came out this way. Thanks for stopping by Waz with your words. Namyh
     
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    Rich - This will make one look at a full deck differently indeed because of these historics behind its origin. But I hope this comes in handy for the next winning hand that’ll make a smile. Thanks Rich. Namyh
     
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