The Spirit of the Tarot
The Search for God's Picturebook

The Tarot has always appeared to me to be an incredibly rich treasure of images that have been in Western cultures and particularly heretical Western culture for a long time. I find that contemplating the cards moves those levels of my brain that begin the vibrations that become poems. I also find it a way of contemplating symbolism common in literature and in our culture and thereby trying to encounter my own meanings and penetrate the layers of meaning by the use of imagery and symbols.

“A Conversation between Ira Wood and Marge Piercy,” from Parti Colored Blocks for a Quilt, 1982.