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Bardic Arts

A Motley Bunch

by
Margrethe Astrid Ravn
October, AS XL (2005)

Child who thrusts his hand in flame
know nothing of the word of 'pain.'
House built upon the rocky edge,
maiden's trust in sailor's pledge.
Jester at a Kingdom's feet
is King himself next merry-meet.
Arleccino's emply plate
Scaramouche's broken pate
Oisin before his fingers burned
counting coins before they're earned.
A foolish lot? These words bear weight
from scholars in exalted state.
But nothing more omnipotent
than a fool, true innocent.
For though he hears the warning call
that step will surely cause his fall.
He reasons thus: unless he try,
who is to say he cannot fly?


"It was my entry for the October Crown Arts competition. Pull three words out of the hat, subject: the fool.
Words: sailor, pledge, omnipotent." -- Margrethe Astrid Ravn


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