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.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Kupa Ası (Ace of Cups)
A little bit of Turkish: Sirke (vinegar) Bal (Honey) Sinek (Fly, the suit of Clubs in a pack of french suited playing cards) Kupa (Cup, Goblet, Trophy; the suit of Hearts in a pack of french suited playing cards)

Bir fıçı sirkeden ziyade bir damla bal ile sinek tutulur. 
One drop of honey is worth more than a vat of of vinegar to catch a fly.

The image of the Ace of Cups 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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