The jester works in echoes past
He has no voice today
Surely did he breathe his last
For this gig, he earned his pay

But still his voice, it lingers on
Carried again by air and wire
Resounding through this day’s dawn
Sparking action like a fire

And laughter too accompanies it
The crowd lifts him on its wings
The proper response for each bit
As music they continue to sing

And as a tree falls, the dead man speaks
But I wonder if he’s there
For now he’s found the truth we seek
All that’s left is moving air

What wisdom comes from the voice of fools
Though by the court acclaimed
Are these lessons the finest school
Having met the standard of fame?



Filed under Judgment, popular entertainment

23 responses to “(Re)sound

  1. theberrygirl

    echoes of bob dylan, questions of life . . .
    interesting read, excellent word choices.

  2. Leo

    very interesting read πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing.

    My Post Is Here

  3. We all have our day in the light…
    Those who are remembered for what they say get little credit from the grave.

    Thanks for a good read!


  4. Did you have Arnold in mind? Very fitting.

    This is Dylanesque and I love Dylan.

  5. a very interesting read, thought provoking, too.

  6. Every day is that “gig” in which we wish to perform well. You continue to express in a clear voice.

  7. You are ALL that you need
    Laugh more
    Bless your poems

  8. lovely wonders,

    everyone writes one’s own stories via one’s actions.

    Happy Rally.

  9. Skillful writeup…well written πŸ™‚

  10. Beautiful words with a beautiful rhythm. Such a lilt to this, a perfect beat.

    Write On!
    (I think I may have found myself another fellow poet, whom I’ll be following)


  11. Awesome flow and rhymes. Great, enjoyable piece!

  12. Iris D

    Great poem. Distinct yet sometimes subtle voice.

  13. very much reminded me of Feste from The Twelfth Night … good one

  14. very cool, vivid, smart. well done.

  15. I agree with much of what was said very cool poem =) Great job!

  16. Good or bad the judges come out after death. Neat read.

  17. a lovely read totally.. Here is my rally post, ~ come on idiot, you are for me ~

    ! Happy Sunday !

    Someone is Special

  18. interesting piece.. Love it so much.. Here is my rally post, ~ come on idiot, you are for me ~

    ! Happy Sunday !

    Someone is Special

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  20. It’s hard to accept the wisdom of a dead jester. Moving air…..that is all. Interesting and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

  21. there was a lovely cadence to this piece, really nice πŸ™‚
    enjoy the rally! πŸ™‚

  22. interesting read. forces u to think. about each role one plays.

    Thanks for visiting my blog too.

  23. The choice to embrace our dreams can leave us wanting if we don’t have inner peace. This is what I got out of your poem, which I thought was brilliantly and beautifully written!

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