The Jester

the tendrils of time sink into the flesh of our everyday

my eyes dim, your saturnine words no longer hold sway

in the royal court of my favour

..

instead I choose the frolic of the jester

his humour shrouds wounds that now fester

hermetically sealed is the laughter

..

carefree minstrel of mirth

i no longer know my worth

my ego dizzied from juggling

..

who then

is the fool facing the fool?

with wave of hand, a rustle of bell

this reign of fulsome affection

has damned us to hell

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73 thoughts on “The Jester”

    1. Whoa! Are you calling me Wilhelmina Shakespeare πŸ˜‰
      Thanks Neha 🌹😊
      Odd little write this one.. I’m fascinated my jesters but fearful of clowns!

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  1. This is a fresh approach to crone wisdom, for sure! Perhaps we are all fools, some just not acknowledging (yet) … perhaps Hell is just another trick of the imagination …
    Here’s to fooling around with ideas. Great poem.

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  2. the tendrils of time sink into the flesh of our everyday – I cannot read this line enough times, I just love it. It is difficult to explain the meaning but it brings a feeling that permeates the whole being and the whole way of being through the day …time keeps me aware of it all …

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      1. It’s an interesting phenomenon, how our own thought processes are known to us as we write, so comfortably. Then a fresh perspective arises and it’s like moving a stone and finding a polished gem beneath. You are that gem πŸ™‚

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      2. Wow! That’s some precious humbling honor you give me with your words, truly! Just maybe I am that what you say …but you are the one who knows and sees a gem, to others I am another stone. You are a greater gem to me then πŸ™‚

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      3. Those that see you as another stone have volcanic ash blinding their eyes! I’m smiling because I see with my heart dear friend. πŸŒ·πŸ˜ŒπŸ’•

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  3. another splendid adventure into your inner creativity, dear Diana! I noticed a bit of rhyming to this one…wasn’t sure if it was on purpose or not, but I really liked it. It reminded me a bit of bouncing a ball around and watching it loss it’s traction or of a juggler; both images work well with the Jester image you’ve woven! Bravo!! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Well, how brilliant is your ball analogy. My eyes are widening with that … damn brilliant Kelsey!! Thanks for stimulating my mind with your rich thinking … the bounce height diminishes with passing time in this piece πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŒπŸ’•

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    1. Thanks ever so much; always thrilling to have you read me.
      But yikes, I’ve said β€œaward free blog” to some kind folk so I hope you won’t mind if I defer … delay um. So happy though! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  4. To say that this poem has quote worthy lines would be an understatement. It is a quote worthy piece in its entirety… πŸ’Ÿ
    My goodness, just look at it! A dazzling array of words exuding colour, richness, creativity of the highest quality greets one on stepping into this court; and on exploring, one uncovers the depth and emotion!
    You most certainly are the Queen of your art, presiding over the royal court of rare rhymes! πŸ‘Œ
    A royal mention to that ending though, which makes me want to exclaim some flimsy internet word like – ‘Dayum’ πŸ˜›πŸ˜πŸ˜
    You truly are amazing Lady D, take a moment to applaud yourself on being such a marvellous, sensational artist!

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    1. Miss Isha…now you have me fumbling.
      I’m looking for a deck of cards, to shuffle with intent… then before you I reveal a Royal Flush, for surely your words are a winning hand! I cannot even counter this Flush, only perhaps with a heartfelt blush. ☺️
      How I cherish your words and shall not forget them πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ’œ

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      1. And my evening a happy one from my interactions with a sweet soul πŸ’ž Good day lovely lady! 😌 πŸ’€ πŸ’­ πŸ‘­πŸ¦„πŸ¦‹πŸ’ž

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  5. The Fool/Jester as mirror to the self, who indeed is the Fool and who the wise ? For the Jester has the King’s ear, hears all and juggles minds as well…… safe behind his painted face.
    I think this is magnificent Diana.

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  6. What a picture for the eyes. What a picture your words conveyed. I can not miss your royalty, your court and the favor I ask: keep writing and if reading you makes me a fool, I don’t want nobility, paint my face, but entering into your court of poetry I smile, if it leads to banishment. At least I would have your majestic words to remember.

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      1. As you are a sweet siren. I close my eyes and open them again. Only to find it is real, your sweetness and kindness. And for argument sake, but pleasantly debatable… you are the fire started. lol…

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  7. This is BRILLIANT !!

    You are an infinite treasure revealing a gem at a time…and this one is going to dazzle my eyes for a long-long time…. ❀ ❀ ❀

    I am stuck at your question with somber moods on…..

    "who then

    is the fool facing the fool?"

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    1. Sigh! A capitalized β€œbrilliant” to me is like a Birthday helping of Tiramisu…rare and delicious! My gratitude is humbly yielded to you.,,

      The fool question must be answered by my subconscious when I’m in a broody mood, which I am certainly not whenever you visit me here…
      ❀️😍❀️

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    1. Oh you use a word that is a favourite of mine… β€œdazzlingly”. Even the way it sounds when spoken is sparkle and shine!
      May your days dazzle dear Anand! πŸŒΈπŸ˜ŒπŸ’•

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