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
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).