For breakfast I eat up my vowels, my a e i o u, to which I add from consonants a fricative or two;
After that I move my bowels then write as poets do, and frequently am quite surprised to feel a trill come through.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A little bit of Turkish: Cami (Mosque) Imam (Islamic spiritual and temporal leader; Islamic scholar; one who leads prayers at Islamic gatherings) Bilmek (to know) Okur (Reader)

Cami ne kadar büyük olsa imam bildiğini okur.
However big the congregation, the reader tells the same story.*
Turkish Proverb

*lit. '...mosque, the imam reads what he knows.'

The image of The High Priestess above is from a 1910 pack of tarot cards produced by Pamela Colman Smith for Arthur Edward Waite. For a modern reproduction I recommend the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set.

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