There is more snail post coming your way with more ephemera and yes, some poetry bits. Imagine they are smarties.
Today’s poem at Poetry Daily — made me realize that there is a difference between oracle and prophecy — a distinction helped by remembering a book written by Jan Zwicky called Lyric Philosophy (it’s on my list to read). It also reminded me of the oracle in the movie The Matrix.
For me … from me:
An oracle like a poem is a way of accessing advice (often advice that one would give oneself but forgot). It allows for creative juxtaposition:
Prophecy is about prediction; an oracle delves the deep past.
I conclude with this little bit from Surface Magazine. It’s about design but applicable to both poetry and oracles (in a way these call outs from longer articles are like oracles…
“It’s exciting to work within barriers and try to achieve something interesting within those restrictions.”
And so for day 2752